Frack This!: The Untold Story about Earthquakes Caused by Humans

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Think Geohazards, Incorporated, 2014 - Political Science - 174 pages
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Christian D. Klose's book Frack this! unveils the shocking facts that humans can cause earthquakes. With illustrations, charts, and tables, Dr. Klose, as a distinguished researcher, brings together leading-edge discoveries from top scientists around the world. With worrisome clarity, the author describes in simple terms and in a nontechnical language the fundamental concept of human-caused earthquakes and their root causes. He shows how everyone can lay groundwork to keep earthquake risks in perspective and how to stay safe. This groundbreaking book provides numerous examples of evidence ranging from tremors induced by the new fracking technology for producing oil and natural gas to earthquakes caused by secret nuclear underground tests that were performed in the US and the former Soviet Union since 1955. Other examples include mining earthquakes causing billions of dollars in damages and devastating earthquakes caused by the filling of artificial water reservoirs, such as the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China that took more than 68,000 lives. Without opposing any of these technologies rather than illuminating associated risks, Frack this! provides practical, insightful, and engaging knowledge for everyone who is affected by or wants to know more about earthquakes caused by humans.

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Dr. Christian D. Klose is expert on natural hazards. For many years he has been researching how natural hazards, in particular, those that are caused by humans impact humans. As a research scientist he worked at several renowned institutions, including Columbia University in New York, ETH in Zurich, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.Many of his research papers have been featured in the popular media, such as the New York Times, Wallstreet Journal, The Economist or National Geographic to name a few. As a father of three, he believes that not science per se but the observing people that apply science can make positive changes to our lives and that of future generations to come. Dr. Klose is available for select lectures.

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