Fracking the shale that holds America’s “inexhaustible” store of hydrocarbons destroys our greatest treasure of aquifers of clean, pure water by poisoning it with deadly chemicals.
We don’t dare mine, refine and use it all anyway, because that would push the volume of awful weather disasters past the point of survival for many of the things we cherish. The only way we can give our grandchildren a chance for a nearly decent life is to stop the reckless and deadly habit of mining every molecules of carbon that will burn, and using it to pollute and ultimately destroy the world’s treasure of clean air and water.
We’ve already driven thousands of species of living things into extinction. Do you want to add humanity to that terrible list?