Shale Gas To The Climate Rescue
From NY Times
The battle against runaway climate change is being lost. The green movement and the energy industry – while engaged in a furious debate on issues from nuclear power to oil sands – are missing the bigger picture.
There is little recognition by either side that current policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are inadequate for dealing with the threat that they pose. It is the coal-fueled growth of countries like China and India that generates much of these emissions. Unless a cheap, rapidly deployable substitute fuel is found for coal, then it will be next to impossible to safely rein in rising carbon dioxide levels around the world.