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#1 Once again, YEAR 2040 OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER = the UNO may declare and ban FRACKING as an International Crime agz Humanity + Planet.
Iff my childhood Dreams-Visions hold true.
As "fracking" is considered in 2012 as a relatively cheap method of facilitating the recovery of deep[er] underground oil, espec ala "Peak Oil", what will the UN = future OWG-NWO use in its place.
ESPEC ALSO IFF CHINA'S ECONOMY DOES COLLAPSE?
* DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > ARE CHINESE BANKS HIDING THE "MOTHER OF ALL DEBT BOMBS"?
ARTIC > Between Early 2009 + June 2011, Chinese banks issued the equivalent of US$5.4Trilyuhn = Y$35.0Trilyuhn in new loans, equal to roughly 73% of China's GDP.
* SAME > CHINESE DEFLATION AND CURRENCY DEPRECIATION COMING SOON - FORBES.
As the above are affected by a Communist Party of China [CPC/CCP] which refuses to share or give up "sole" political power, or Commie econ precepts in favor of US, Western-style
Besides Peak Oil-Gas/Energy, Peak Trees/Forests/
Flora, Peak Tuna/Fish, + Peak Water, NO ONE IN THE MSM-NET HAS YET DISCUSSED OR CONTEMPLATED ANY POSSIBLE "PEAK MINERALS" TO INCLUD "RARE EARTHS".
[MAD MAX'S POST-APOCALYPSE FLYING ROTORDYNE; USAF-DOD SELLING UNDER 100-YEAR OLD, GREEN FUELED, RECYCLED ANTIQUATED B-52 PLANE PARTS TO CHINA here].
Becuz the BUFF, etc. is not 1000 years old or Solyent-fueled - YET.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-23 00:31||
#2 Has anyone even considered that man-made triggering of earthquakes may PREVENT larger ones (by relieving fault stress before it can build even higher)?
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-23 01:09||
#3 Nah. No more than they'd consider the concept that intentional MMGW could prevent a devastating mini- or full ice age. Considering the historical record, humans die in droves when the temperatures turns south.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-23 08:12||
#4 Fluid extraction could increase the stress on a fault and potentially trigger an earthquake - but could not 'cause' a very large one, only initiate it a little sooner than it would otherwise happen.
On the other hand, the same fluid extraction would typically increase the strength of the fault (the reverse of an air hockey game) and delay the triggering of the fault, but increase the strength of an eventual earthquake - I would doubt the effect would be very large.
The bigger risk, and one that is documented, is the triggering of quakes by injection of fluid (not notably the volumes involved in fracking, but quite possibly the much larger volumes of produced water - from fracked or 'normal' wells - being injected into disposal wells.) It would still be just an earlier trigger - Anguper is correct, and such concepts have been considered, but would not be acceptable for liability or psychological reasons.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-23 08:35||
#5 As well sue the owners of large buildings for the stress the building's weight causes on the crust.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-10-23 13:12||
#6 Prep for "Fraking causes earthquakes"?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-23 15:31||
#7 There was another recent news item about Italians being convicted of fault for not predicting an earthquake there.
-- So the conventional wisdom now consists of the belief that hu-persons can not only predict earthquakes, but they can trigger them or prevent them (by not fracking).
-- Give me a break. "Idiocracy" has become a reality.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-23 18:51||