Some Democratic presidential candidates are stepping up to support a ban on fracking. If we want to have a real chance to battle the climate crisis, we need to ban fracking everywhere.
On the eve of the youth-led climate strikes that will pack the streets and cities all across the globe, actors Mark Ruffalo and Emma Thompson and inspiring authors like Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben joined hundreds of groups from around the world to send a letter to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres. The message is simple: We need to ban fracking.
Fracking is linked to air pollution, water contamination, and an array of threats to public health. It is deepening our dependence on climate-wrecking fossil fuels. And the flood of cheap gas it creates is fueling a surge in plastics production-- which means more microplastics and ocean pollution.
The UN is holding a Climate Action summit in New York City this month. As Greta Thunberg has told global political leaders, the time for talk is over. We need action. And it should start with a worldwide push to stop fracking from pushing us over the climate cliff.
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