“… They say “we burn cleaner than coal,” and that’s true, 50% cleaner. But methane, natural gas, is 105 times more potent in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. And they are leaking huge clouds of methane off these well sites. It’s leaking in the distribution systems, and more than 1% leakage means that natural gas development is worse than coal for the environment… The engineering of these wells if fatally flawed. We know they they are going to contaminating aquifers. We know there is no way to fix them. But we also know that methane leakage right now is also unfixable at the levels we are seeing it. 7-17% leakage in the field. That means its worse than coal…” — Josh Fox on the Daily Show, 26 June 2013.
“… It is too late for any emissions reductions to avoid catastrophic climate change. But I think it’s important to stop and think about what it means to be too late, because what it means is we are committed to a period of very intense change, probably more intense than our civilization has ever seen. And to me that makes activism more important than ever. If we are going to have to navigate through this period of intense change, it really matters who is steering the ship.„ ”
Installation Art of Melting Ice at 142 Throckmorton for MountainFilm on Tour Mill Valley. December 2012. Installation and Timelapse by Carter Brooks. carterbrooks.com