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The Rational Parliament - Should we extract shale gas by fracking?

Do you think we should extract shale gas from underground using hydraulic fracturing (fracking)? Or do you not know what to think?


You're welcome to this Rational Parliament debate about fracking - the balanced place to work out how you feel about fracking, by listening and talking to scientists, researchers, political types, campaigners and interested members of the public. In our debate, no one has extra status over anyone else: your questions, your views and your answers are just as valid as anyone else's. We just make sure that there's a few relevant and publicly funded researchers in the room. This is not a pro-fracking or anti-fracking debate. You decide for yourself. That's our rational approach to debate.
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Our energy demand is increasing and our natural resources are finite. Energy companies and the
British government argue that shale gas will create jobs and solve some of our medium-term energy supply problems. Environmentalists and others argue that the risks of fracking to extract shale gas don't outweigh the benefits, and that we should focus on greener energies.
Come with your evidence to argue your point, or just come to find out what you think on 26 November!
Rational Parliament - evidence please
This is the second sitting of the Rational Parliament, an experimental debating society open to all.


Speaker(s):

Adam Smith | talks | www
Dr Michael Brooks | talks
Dr Johnny Unger | talks

 

Date and Time:

26 November 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/the-rational-parliament

Additional Information:

A cash bar will be available on the night.

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