The picture at the top of this post was found at an excellent Australian blog, called Hands Off Country. Apparently the US is by no means the only place where fracking mania is ruining the environment. The mere fact that countries are frantically exploiting the most dangerous and filthy sources of energy - mountaintop removal, tar sands, deep water and Arctic drilling - should be evidence that we have reached peak oil. But unfortunately, there's still plenty left to achieve near-total, if not total annihilation before we run out. Sorry, kids.