The word of the week in the world of fracking is transporation which is the end stage of the water cycle process in plants. Water must be present in the leaf for photosynthesis however much of the water that enters the leaves and evaporates into the atmosphere. This latter stage of evaporation from the leaf is called transporation. Normally this water is picked up into the atmosphere and comes back down again as rain.
Currently, there is a severe drought in what Americans used to call the Great American Desert, the area of the 1930s Dust Bowl in the Midwest. One reason for this is fracking which takes water from the top of the water aquifer and adds toxically polluted water at a much greater depth. This has reduced our grain output and raised food prices.
Fracking is a compound word made from the words hydraulic fracturing. It uses hydraulic pressure to release oil and natural gas from rock and shale by creating new channels in the rock. The modern process of fracking was first used in Texas in 1998. Each well uses between 1.5 and 3.5 million gallons of water (4.5 and 13 million liters). It is a common practice to initially pump 6,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid into the area near the well head. Polymers are used to reduce friction and increase oil and natural gas extraction. Polyacrilamides are the most commonly used ones. Some object to using these chemicals as they contaminate our food and water with the the nerve toxin acrylamide. The state of California requires acrylamide to have a cancer causing warning on the label. This might be one reason why many nations have banned fracking. Sometimes aluminum phosphates are often used in gels.
Fracking ought to be banned just for its contribution to the drought and its pollution of our drinking water and food supply. The Mississippi river has reduced water levels due to the drought. It is a major waterway for exporting American grain overseas. It also brings necessities like coal to electrical generation plants like the one in Illinois across the river from Sr Louis. This is the worst drought in 50 years. This is at a time when legal and illegal immigration has increased the population by 140 million over that same time period. This drought will have devastating economic consequences on top of the losses to farmers whose production of corn and soy was cut 75% by the drought. Yet the media does not seem able to connect the loss to fracking. Maybe they fear loss of advertising revenues from oil and gas companies. Plans to make the river run deeper which would also reduce flooding along the banks do not seem to have produced many results to date.
There have been many inadequately explained animal deaths in the area where fracking is practiced. If we had a responsive government, we could demand animal autopsies to determine if there are any links between their deaths and the chemicals used in the fracking process. The EU parliament has had debates on adopting the American style of fracking to boost production and lower costs. As an alternative, the EU could have NATO cease and desist bombing in the area where the world needs pipeline development. NATO could also force the Israelis to allow the Palestinians and the Lebanese to develop the natural gas off their coasts.
Fracking has been linked to earthquakes of low magnitude. The number of quakes above 3.0 magnitude has increased several fold in America from 29 in 2008 to 174 in 2011. You might wonder why fracking would be allowed in areas with a history of massive earthquakes. There were two quakes on December 16, 1811. One on January 23, 1812. And the last one on February 7, 1812. If you have never personally experienced an earthquake, consider the fact that an 8.35 quake is equivalent to two 25 megaton hydrogen bombs. As I have said before, America has more than 300,000 miles (482,803 kilometers) of natural gas and petroleum pipelines. These delivery systems could be severed in part at the center of the country by a series of quakes on the New Madrid fault line.
As always I must emphasize there are alternatives to disaster. America has been sitting on Tesla technology and adding to it for 70 years. We have free energy available. We do not have to depend on oil imports and aging nuclear reactors close to meltdown. Nor do we have to depend on a power grid that could be taken down either by solar storms like the Carrington event of 1859 or by quakes. Free energy can reduce production costs, increase after tax spendable incomes and massively reduce pollution.
Fracking is just one more proof the elite hates Americans and everyone else in the world. There is a Global Awakening. People are learning that not only does the Power Elite despise them but that they want them dead. We can only hope that people of all nationalities awaken in time to stop the destruction before it is too late.
Notes: I think that fracking, the Louisiana sinkhole and the worldwide increase in earthquakes and volcanoes means it is likely we will have earthquakes on the New Madrid and California fault lines sooner rather than later.
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That Global Awakening is fueled by the growing certainty that the bankers have stolen our money and will soon send us into the Great Starvation where a billion will die if we do not reform the monetary and banking system.
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It is time we taught everyone just how insane our self-appointed leaders are.
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