What is being done to reduce the rate at which glaciers are melting? This is a simple enough question, and one that many people have wondered in recent years. The answer, on the other hand, is not so simple. The question of preserving glaciers is a question of reducing – or stopping – climate change. And this question is a rather difficult one to answer, as there is not any guaranteed method to reduce the effects of climate change. In fact, it’s still not universally accepted that human-induced climate change exists, let alone is something that can be slowed, stopped, or reversed.
Currently, natural gas provides 22 percent of America’s energy demand. The Marcellus Shale, in the eastern United States, has caught the eyes of the natural gas industry when this once considered insignificant source may have turned out to be a treasure chest bursting at the seams. With new estimates at 500 trillion cubic feet (10% recoverable), the natural gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale alone are enough to meet American demands for two years.