Theresa May's reshuffled government has a wonderful new idea to spout, even as Global Warming continues apace, and yes let's call it that, why pussy around with all this 'climate change' nonsense?
2015 was the warmest year since records began, joining fourteen others, to make it 15 out the last 16, and to quote NASA:-
" Last year was the first time the global average temperatures were 1 degree Celsius or more above the 1880-1899 average."
Oil prices have slumped to below $50 a barrel again, making oil both an unhealthy and unprofitable commodity, yet Ms May has decided to introduce bribery into the fracking debate.
Whether it be oil or gas, common sense tells us that what's under the ground, should stay in the ground, no if's and no but's.
It will be hard enough to reverse what's already occurring without adding to the problem, yet that's exactly what's being proposed.
If our Global predicament is not enough to dissuade our leaders, then what about local issues, like land and water pollution and those pesky little earthquakes caused by our previous frack-fest?
Whatever the outcome of this 'initiative', and it won't make a huge difference to the planet or to people not living in close proximity, there is a larger and more pressing concern.
It is still fully within our capability to fix what needs fixing on planet Earth, but without the will that ability is worthless, yet businesses and politicians continue to abuse their positions and our trust.
Fracking is an unnecessary distraction, a deliberate and unconscionable reinforcement of the 'climate change' deniers.
A bit like calling our current situation, anything other than Global Warming.