As Michael noted fracking has been around for 70 years and as a fireman back in the 60's. I stood by on fracking operations in California. Horizontal drilling or "whip stocking" as we used to call it has also been around, not just with the pin point accuracy they now have. As to "global warming", how about the "North West Passage" that explorers used or how about the fact that many east coast areas are only a feet above current sea level and there are no signs that it's any different then it was 500 years ago. The supposed sea level change is preposterous. You're telling me that scientists can measure he level of a violently moving body of water to one millimeter? Bull!