28 Nov '14, 8pm

UK's Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

Walport’s view is shared by many environmentalists who do not think sufficient research into the long-term risks of fracking has been undertaken. Anti-Fracking protesters argue that fracking could contaminate water supplies, bring heavy-goods vehicle traffic to rural areas, divert spending from renewables and speed up global warming . Co-author of the report Professor Andrew Stirling , from the University of Sussex, also suggests that the U.K. and the world could tackle climate change with green technology, but that vested interests are slowing progress to that end. He sees the “clear feasibility of strategies built entirely around energy efficiency and renewable energy.”

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