A few months ago my Superman and I watched a magazine program on South African TV called Carte Blanche. We were actually watching it to see a slot on SA universities, however we were horrified with the information we saw about fracking.
The slot was covering the proposed fracking in the Karoo which is a semi desert region starting about 3 hours from here.
Most of the information came from a movie called GASLAND which covers the devastation that has already occured in the USA where fracking has been allowed for the past years.
my daughter and I were doing research for an assignment on alternative
energy in South Africa and we started looking at this again. This time I
took much more notice and now I feel it is important to take the time
on my blog to educate my readers, ask you to sign a petition, then share
the information on your blogs, via email, Twitter or Facebook.
First, spend some time educating yourself on what fracking is.You can read the following articles:
What is fracking
What are the dangers of fracking? Brilliant graphical representation of it...just keep scrolling down.
Update on the Karoo and fracking
Watch these videos:
Standing up to Goliath
Then sign the petition
I know many who read this blog are not in South Africa, but there
are no boundaries and many many poorer communities around the world are
prey for the corporations who will exploit them by not telling the
truth of what this process does, and ultimately sign the environments
and their own death sentance.
Please take this request seriously.