Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fracking and Global Warming...diasterous for ground Water..?? Natural Resources Compromised!? Glad to share!

Global Warming Impacts of Natural Gas Fracking with Dr. Bob Howarth of Cornell University
Join us for a Webinar on January 17
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Extracting natural gas from shale could do more to aggravate global warming than mining coal, according to a Cornell study by Dr. Robert Howarth that was published in the May issue of Climatic Change Letters (105:5).

While natural gas has been touted as a clean-burning fuel that produces less carbon dioxide than coal, ecologist Robert Howarth from Cornell University warns that we should be more concerned about methane leaking into the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing.

Natural gas is mostly methane (CH4), which is a much more potent greenhouse gas, especially in the short term, than carbon dioxide (CO2). Join Robert Howarth and BCSEA moderator Guy Dauncey for a Webinar on this topic.

For an introduction, see this Cornell News article: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April11/GasDrillingDirtier.html

Dr. Robert Howarth chairs the International SCOPE Biofuels Project, is Past President of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation, directs the Agricultural Ecosystems Program at Cornell University, and represents the State of New York on the science and technical advisory committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program. He is also the Founding Editor of the journal "Biogeochemistry" and served as its Editor-in-Chief from 1983 to 2004. Rob was also honored as one of Time Magazine's 'People Who Mattered' in 2011.
Title: Global Warming Impacts of Natural Gas Fracking
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
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