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US net imports of crude oil and refined products (gasoline and diesel).
If the world is serious about reducing greenhouse gases, the fossil fuel industry is the place to start. Fossil energies provide 83% of the world’s energy and 73% of the world’s greenhouse gases. The oil and gas industry alone provides 57% of the world’s energy and 50% of the world’s greenhouse gases. Read the full article here.
The world can address greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in a few different ways. The direct way is by reducing fossil fuel production, the main source of emissions at 75% of global GHG.
The consensus of scientists who study the atmosphere and climate is that current levels of man-made greenhouse gases (GHG) are large enough to produce serious disruption of the climate. READ MORE
In a 2021 General Motors Superbowl ad with Will Ferrell, the comedian punches his fist through Norway’s location on a globe. The commercial took potshots at Norway because its number of electric vehicles (EVs) per capita far exceeded those in the United States. Read the full article here.
MRP 112: The Shale Controversy with Author Ian Palmer. Listen Below
“This is another book that is a must-read for anyone wishing to know the truth – both positive and negative – about fracking and the shale business in the United States and globally.” ~ David Blackmon, Editor of Shale Magazine and contributor to Forbes.com
“The Shale Controversy has it all: politics, science, economics, history, geography, geology. I could keep adding to the list, but in summary, this book looks at the oil/gas and environmental predicament through several lenses.” ~ Terri Koontz, College Biology Professor, Albuquerque
“I have only heard the hype about fracking in the past and would say I was skeptical at best. Reading The Shale Controversy has given me a wealth of information on the subject. It is an enjoyable and not difficult read which is surprising as the subject is very technical. . . . I highly recommend The Shale Controversy if you want an expert’s view.” ~ Robyn Wilde Hood, Fashion Quality Manager, Adelaide, Australia
If you want truth and not media hype, this is your book. Dr. Palmer is a known shale-fracking expert who is brutally honest about the significant drawbacks but also clear about the incredible potential of shale. I disagree on the role of fracking relative to global warming because I’m a climate change skeptic. But I highly recommend this book.” ~ William B. Collier, Professor of Chemistry, ORU, Tulsa
“It was hard to put the book down. I would highly recommend FracMan to anyone who would enjoy an inspiring Christian story with a bit of romance and insight into the potential connections between fracking and earthquakes in the shale-gas/oil industry.” ~ Debbie Loftin, Reservoir Engineer, Durango, Colorado.
“After all these years I finally have an idea what fracking really is and the correlation to earthquakes. With the wonderful love story aside..” ~ Brian Morrison, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot/Superintendent, Albuquerque
“Ian is at his best when describing how people resolve spiritual differences as they strive to make their relationship work.” ~ Garrick Little, R&D Chemist (ret), Lincoln, Nebraska.
“I read the book and it was very inspiring….. a must-read!” ~ Ann W.
“Your book gives me the desire to go hiking and look at God’s creation in a different way.Thank you. You did a great job!” ~ Bonnie C.
“You are a silver-tongued orator, and I liked how you captivated the reader with conflict, then presented your thoughts via discussion.” ~ Don S.
“Sit back, relax, clear your head and then prepare yourself for an entertaining journey. I loved the book, and found it hard to put down.” ~ Garland R
“This is a book that taught me a lot about myself and a book that challenged me to grow spiritually.” ~ Trevor T.
“I liked this book because it was easy to read and effectively provided advice and solutions for real problems in American society. I think it is a useful and inspiring reading for both teenagers and their parents.” ~ Zissis M.