Fracking has already brought our greenhouse gas levels back to 1992. It’s the Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and the Fabled Way Back Machine
You can enjoy Mr. Peabody and Sherman and The Improbable Way Back Machine on youtube.
Or you can travel back to 1992 here:
In a welcome development almost no one saw coming, America’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to 1992 levels and are expected to continue to decline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).
In addition to a sluggish economy and more fuel efficient cars, “fracking” has been a big driver of this trend. “Fracking” is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock. The EIA projects U.S. greenhouse emissions will fall below 2005 levels by 2040.
“It is a revolution,” says Joel Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute. “We should be using it. We should be embracing it. It’s domestic. We spend $350 billion a year buying foreign oil. We can replace almost all of that with natural gas.”
Indeed, there are multiple benefits to increased natural gas production, including less dependence on foreign oil and opportunities for the U.S. to be an energy exporter. Lower energy costs are also helping to revive U.S. manufacturing, creating jobs in addition to those directly associated with fracking activity.
The boom in domestic natural gas production has really been the biggest macro economic development of 2012 — even if the election, the fiscal cliff and various other concerns have overshadowed it.
And there’s a video at the site.
Boy, I just have to hand it to the fracking guys. Take that, you Lefist Bullies!! Score one for the team. Oh, and I certainly hope that the Arab Potentates are watching this carefully. Because if this takes off, they can go pound sand. Literally. (And don’t, don’t, bring me down with your talk about China and India and their insatiable need for fossil fuels. I just don’t want to hear it this morning. The Saudis can go pound sand. Say it. Embrace it.)