Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

  • Published on: 03 September 2013
  • Fracking explained in five minutes.

    Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.
    We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water.
    This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us.

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  • Chrono Nox
    Chrono Nox   2 days ago

    Where are my BIRBS!!?!??- Everyone

  • Jerry Vlcek
    Jerry Vlcek   2 days ago

    Fracking is one of the reasons for coronaviirus pandemic: an assault on the integrity of Earth, Jerry

  • Edgar Moreno
    Edgar Moreno   3 days ago

    Just watching this cuz I heard RuPaul is doing it

  • Water Is good
    Water Is good   6 days ago

    I legitimately watched this in geography class befor lockdown 🤣

  • Erik Xu
    Erik Xu   1 weeks ago

    its weird when Kurzgesagt videos have no birds

  • Kira Nicole
    Kira Nicole   1 weeks ago

    So people are spending millions on marketing against cigarettes because of the dozens of hazardous chemicals, but this isn't receiving even a tiny fraction of the attention with people literally injecting hazardous chemicals into the earth? Yikes.

  • Luigion 7
    Luigion 7   1 weeks ago

    I didn't see any birds, so I thought it wasn't a Kurzgesagt video.I was so wrong

  • Pixelmace
    Pixelmace   1 weeks ago

    In conclusion: what the frack

  • Agni _
    Agni _   2 weeks ago

    Oh RuPaul what is you doing girl

  • Max Power
    Max Power   2 weeks ago

    Most politicians wanting to continue or stop fracking probably have no clue what it actually means

  • Daniel Yu
    Daniel Yu   2 weeks ago

    OMG! I don’t know that since I watched this video!

  • ThePigeonBrain
    ThePigeonBrain   3 weeks ago

    If I could leave one message to future generations, it would just be sorry.

  • Derek Riggs
    Derek Riggs   3 weeks ago

    So now you know, we have all been fracked by the oil companies

  • JustAnotherDude
    JustAnotherDude   3 weeks ago

    I'm rewatching this video and then I remembered reading a comment about how fracking has "only benefits". That comment was written by someone in some gas company and he claimed that he had "sources" written on the COMPANY's websites. How stupid he was not to realize he was just simply advertising. Hehehe, it was funny because he kept claiming facts. I wonder if he's dead tho. He was just too stupid to stay alive. Yeah, I'm calling you a dumb-ass, you frack advertiser.

    XX_SPACE LEGEND_XX   3 weeks ago

    No one: Absolutely no one: Not even a soul:Me: I thought the title said f*cking explaind

  • that one guy c
    that one guy c   3 weeks ago

    Um fracking happens under the water table and oil doesn't travel up like that alot of the cases used come from springs with natural gas which has existed before fracking even existed and even if true with our new water treatment methods protect us from this kind of contamination

  • Belardu
    Belardu   3 weeks ago

    i appreciate your videos but please just private them so teachers cant give us work on them

  • Sachin
    Sachin   1 months ago

    For India it is better to continue importing oil from Iraq and Saudi Arabia😊

  • Gaurāng _
    Gaurāng _   1 months ago

    Can't Shale gas can be recovered by directional drilling rather than complex horizontal drilling that too in most trouble zone i.e. shale zone...

  • JV
    JV   1 months ago


  • Allahfuckseurope Pakistanibomb

    WHO ,Dr Tedros and Dr Bruce have said there is no evidence of fracking being harmful in China.But it is harmful if done elsewhere.

    DYLAN   1 months ago

    frack that fracking fracker!

  • Kurai Tenshi
    Kurai Tenshi   1 months ago

    Who's here after bob the drag queen and peppermint's meme??

  • der Jack
    der Jack   1 months ago

    Who needs water, if you can drive a V8 truck?

  • MSK
    MSK   1 months ago

    I hate greedy humans!! And I hate rupaul for doing this to earth too!