Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists… and so can nuclear power

Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists… and so can nuclear power

  • World’s leading experts say fracking will cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • UK should away from ‘dirty’ coal and contribute to saving the environment
  • Unexpected endorsement will be a welcome boost to David Cameron
  • Blow to green activists who are concerned about the effects of fracking

Climate scientists have backed Britain’s shale gas revolution – saying it could help to slow  global warming.

The world’s leading experts on climate change say fracking will cut greenhouse gas emissions and should be made central to the country’s energy production.

It will help the UK move away from ‘dirty’ coal and contribute to saving the environment, according to a report by the influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The report says it is ‘quite clear’ that fracking is ‘very consistent with low-carbon development’ and the technology could ‘significantly’ reduce emissions.

The unexpected endorsement from 235 eminent United Nations scientists and economists will be a welcome boost to David Cameron, who is a keen advocate of the new technology.

It is also a blow to green activists, who seek cuts in greenhouse gas emissions but are concerned about the effects of fracking.

Read more here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2603961/Fracking-help-slow-global-warming-admit-UN-scientists-nuclear-power.html

Source: Daily Mail

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