Ah, the shamans of the 21st century move on, as the public sees through their global warming superstitions.
From the World Socialist Web Site:
A newly released study indicates that a significant correlation exists between areas where fracking (high volume hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal directional drilling used to extract oil and natural gas from shale deposits) is taking place and elevated levels of radon.
Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas, a known carcinogen, which accumulates in homes and commercial buildings. It is a radioactive decomposition product of radium-226, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, was conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins University.250 years ago, America's first scientist, Professor John Winthrop, reassured the public after the Cape Ann Earthquake of 1757 that earthquakes are not the wrath of an angry God, but rather the release of gases below the surface of the Earth. The actions of man had nothing to do with it, he said. He is the father of seismology.
Science hasn't change,
The superstition has.