Fracking myths

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YOU HAVE recently given very positive coverage to those campaigning against fracking. It is true that the film ‘Gasland’ showed methane flames coming out of domestic water taps.

The producer of the film has, however, subsequently admitted that people had been able to light their water years before fracking began because of natural methane in the substrata. He didn’t mention this in his film because he thought that it was ‘not relevant’.

This is typical of the half-truths, exaggerations and even lies being told by some environmental ‘activists’. Fracking is now widespread in the USA, because of which they are enjoying some of the lowest gas prices in the world.

Fortunately the general public is becoming more aware of the true situation and this will be fully documented in the forthcoming film ‘FrackNation’.

Some of the other alarmist myths which can be refuted:

Polar bear numbers are not reducing. A recent aerial survey along the western shore of Hudson Bay showed the numbers to be up to 66 per cent higher than some estimates.

The Himalayan glaciers aren’t disappearing any time soon. Indeed, a recent satellite survey has shown that in some areas they are actually increasing.

Arctic ice is nowhere near the catastrophic decline forecast by Al Gore and other alarmists. Current levels are close to the 1979-2000 average.

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought.

BOB MACLEAN

Earles Meadow, Horsham