Yale panel to debate hydraulic fracturing: RT@YaleFES: Submit questions on fracking. Debate Sept 18 (The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Yale survey shows candidates win when they talk climate.http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/should-candidates-talk-about-climate-change/ … (August 14, 2012)
...The short answer is that – at the national level and among ten key swing states – taking a pro-climate stand appears to benefit candidates more than hurt them with registered voters...
...The full report can be downloaded here: The Political Benefits of Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2012. (11 pages)..
New Haven, Conn.—A panel discussion on a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. (EDT) in Kroon Hall at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES).
The discussion, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future?”, will explore whether hydraulic fracturing, better known as hydrofracking or fracking, will enhance America’s energy security, or deter the development of renewable energy sources and foster a continuing dependence on fossil fuels.
The event in Kroon Hall’s Burke Auditorium will be broadcast online via a live-stream that will enable viewers nationwide to watch the program and participate in a question-and-answer period. To tune into the discussion, visit http://new.livestream.com/yale.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the economic, energy and environmental implications of shale gas development,” said David Skelly, F&ES professor of ecology and associate dean for research. “Hydraulic fracturing is little understood, but it has the potential to have a profound impact on this nation’s energy security, public health and global climate.”
The panel will feature John Hofmeister, a former Shell Oil executive and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Bill McKibben, an environmental journalist and founder of the grassroots climate campaign350.org; Sheila Olmstead, a fellow at the nonpartisan think tank Resources for the Future; and James Saiers, F&ES professor of hydrology and a water chemistry expert. Brad Gentry, director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and a member of the F&ES faculty, will be the moderator...