Pierre Desrochers

GGR 333 – Energy and Society – Fracking

Ridley, Matt. 2013. “The Five Myths about Fracking.” Rational Optimist (August 16).

Nordhaus, Ted, Alex Trembath, Michael Shellenberger, Max Luke. 2013. “Coal Killer : How Natural Gas Fuels the Clean Energy Revolution.” The Breakthrough (June 25).

Slav, Irina. 2020. “China Produces Record Amount Of “Fire Ice.”” OilPrice.com (March 30).

– Historical perspective
Thomas Paine. 1819. The Political and Miscellaneous Works of Thomas Paine, volume II. R. Carlile, p. 181.

Waldie, Paul. 2014. “How Fracking weakens Gazprom, the Bedrock beneath Putin’s Feet.” The Globe and Mail (February 18).

Smil, Vaclav. 2019. “Superefficient gas turbines.” IEEE Spectrum (December): 21.


– George Mitchell and early frackers
Wright, Chris. 2019. “George Mitchell, Hero To The World’s Poor.” GWPF (May 29).

Koch, Wendy. 2014. “Exxon and Chevron Trailing in U.S. Fracking Boom.” USA Today (May 4).

– Big Picture and Controversies
(Recent History)
Rothman, Noah. 2020. “The Fracking Decade.” Commentary (January).

Ravve, Ruth. 2014. “Sand Rush in Midwest, Where Rare Material for Fracking is Mined.” FoxNews.com (June 26).

(Economics and other controversies)
Epstein, Alex. 2015. “Four Fallacies that Fracktivists Use to Scare You.” Forbes (October 15).

Fitzgerald, Tim. 2014. “Frackonomics : The Economics behind America’s Shale Revolution.” PERC Report 33 (2) (Fall/Winter).

Dews, Fred. 2015. “The Economic Benefits of Fracking.” Brookings Now (March 23).

Carlyle, Ryan. 2014. “Fracking Rant.” Quora (September 18).

Driessen, Paul. 2014. “What Drives Anti-Fracking Zealots?” Townhall.com (September 21).

– Rest of the world
Ridley, Matt. 2019. “The plot against fracking. How cheap energy was killed by Green lies and Russian propaganda.” The Critic (December).

– Environmental Impact(s)
Hirst, Neil, Cheng Seong Khor and Simon Buckle. 2013. Shale Gas and Reduced Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Grantham Institute for Climate Change Briefing Paper No 10 (Executive Summary).

Hand, Eric. 2015. “Thirty Thousand Square Kilometers of Land Lost to Oil and Gas Development.” Science (April 23).

Union of Concerned Scientists. 2015. The Climate Deception Dossiers.

Le Billon, Philippe and Berit Kristoffersen. 2018. “Climate Change Talks Need to Address Fossil Fuel Supplies.” Policy Options (December 12).

Epstein, Alex. 2014. “9 Graphs That Prove Using Fossil Fuels Hasn’t Harmed The Planet.” Daily Caller (November 13).

Goklany, Indur. 2015. Carbon Dioxide : The Good News. Global Warming Policy Foundation Report 18 (Summary).

Zubrin, Robert. 2014. “The Carbon Benefits Deniers.” National Review (September 26).

Woudhuysen, James. 2016. “Another Fracking Melodrama. Claims that shale wells poison rivers are not all they seem.” Spiked (June 6).

Perry, Mark. 2017. “Q: What Nation on Earth has Reduced its Carbon Emissions More than any Other?” CarpeDiem (AEIdeas) (October 29).

Moore, Stephen. 2018. “Who’s the Cleanest of Them All.” Real Clear Politics (August 21).

Thomsen, Michael. 2020. “The US cut its CO2 emissions more than any other country in the world in 2019, helping to keep total global emissions from growing past 2018’s record-breaking high.” Daily Mail (February 11).