Be Fruitful and Multiply and Frack the Earth

Fracking - hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract the oil trapped therein - looks like it is going to be the next pitched battle between environmentalists and industry. The effete treehuggers stand arm in arm, singing vacuous Live Aid bromides about the mutual ownership of the world, whilst the mustache twirling capitalists order their bulldozers to level the last remaining habitat of the wood nymph.Hyperbole aside, fracking is a chance for us to apply the lessons of a century of vigorous … [Read more...]