The Green and the Black

The Green and the Black

The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his ... book, Sernovitz explains [what he sees as] the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250080660
Branch Call Number: 333.8231 SERNOVIT
Characteristics: viii, 280 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 16, 2016

A propaganda piece by the oil and gas industry. He lulls the reader into thinking the book is an objective look by presenting the technical explanation of fracking and the way that oil and gas supplies were greatly increased in the US. He then becomes a denier of global warming since temperature has only increased .85 Celsius (1.53 Fahrenheit) in 130 years. He ignores the glacier melting in the Arctic and the increase in Ocean temperatures and how that has affected life on the planet.

He expounds that poisoned ground water, leaking oil pipelines, and other disasters are okay because they don't happen very often and only affect a very limited number of people.

He thinks that the great wealth accumulated by the few, as a result of fracking, is wonderful, ignoring the use of some of those funds to effect and promote a political agenda.

I was hoping for a fuller and unbiased explanation of the issue of fracking. I didn't get that.


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