30 May '12, 8pm

IEA's Golden Age of Natural Gas Will Usher in a Dark Age for Civilization & Nature

Two days ago the IEA released its latest report on natural gas, which was dutifully picked up and reported with golden tones. Perhaps appropriate enough for a report entitled Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas . You've probably seen the glowing reports about how cheap it is to making fracking safer. There are plenty of them. But too bad nearly everybody out there apparently stopped reading either the press release or the full report before they got to the part where the IEA says that ushering in a new golden age of natural gas will full and completely ruin the climate. Joe Romm nails it , but surprisingly for him actually understates things, when he describes how both the IEA and the media missed the mark in accurately conveying the meta-message of this report. Romm points out that it's not until page 91 of the full report until the IEA gets into the royally ruining the ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/iea-golden-age-nat...

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