James Lovelock says it makes sense to use natural gas as much as possible and to use fracking for it. Who? Lovelock is the godfather of the Mother Earth crowd; he came up with the name Gaia. He is a big, big name among the greenies.
He is publicly down on wind farms and renewables. And rise of sea level is not a concern. And he has noticed that environmentalism has become the world religion; he should know.
… Having already upset many environmentalists – for whom he is something of a guru – with his long-time support for nuclear power and his hatred of wind power (he has a picture of a wind turbine on the wall of his study to remind him how "ugly and useless they are"), he is now coming out in favour of "fracking", the controversial technique for extracting natural gas from the ground. He argues that, while not perfect, it produces far less CO2 than burning coal: "Gas is almost a give-away in the US at the moment. They've gone for fracking in a big way. Let's be pragmatic and sensible and get Britain to switch everything to methane. We should be going mad on it."
Via James Delingpole blog at Telegraph UK