Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

  • Published: 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.
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    • Alex Smith
      Alex Smith  1 months back

      They don’t pump the fracking fluid back into the well. Most of the fluid is recycled.

    • Monkey Smart
      Monkey Smart  2 months back

      @Kalaiyarasan Artking after effect and illustrator

    • Kalaiyarasan Artking
      Kalaiyarasan Artking  3 months back

      What a software animation you are using

    • Zachary Authier
      Zachary Authier  3 months back

      Do you have a list of studies on this topic?

  • Realist Dude
    Realist Dude  5 hours back

    If you like polluted water then sure

    • aaronl19
      aaronl19  18 hours back

      Something starting with F and ending with cking, includes a shaft and penetration.....

      • Octo Clash royale
        Octo Clash royale  2 days back

        0:40 Quit a fracking boom lul

        • GY Teh
          GY Teh  2 days back


          • due whit
            due whit  4 days back

            They really are trying to destroy the fucking planet.

            • Javier Medina Moreno
              Javier Medina Moreno  5 days back

              No mention of seismic danger? I heard news of earthquakes shortly after fracking operations were performed.

              • manuel bermudez
                manuel bermudez  2 days back

                That's complete bull shit that's why they did mention it 😂😂

            • Pearlie Grace
              Pearlie Grace  5 days back

              this is a disaster waiting to happen

              • Cha Cha
                Cha Cha  6 days back

                A simple question...

                *"What's the point of money when you're already dead?"*

                • Kristo Mefisto
                  Kristo Mefisto  7 days back

                  Fracking!we are want fracking! Fracking is good for humans and bad for nature!⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽🛢️🛢️🛢️🛢️🛢️⛽⛽⛽🛢️🛢️🛢️🛢️

                  • puirYorick
                    puirYorick  7 days back

                    It's insane to even risk your own fresh water supply for this temporary profit. Nevermind all the other issues. There are safer reactors and other energy sources to explore.

                    • Elomino Pee
                      Elomino Pee  7 days back

                      Wait! HOW IS THE NATURAL GAS IS EXTRACTED?

                      • Sean Smith
                        Sean Smith  1 weeks back

                        yaaaaaa I love earthquakes

                        • mohammed sheriff
                          mohammed sheriff  1 weeks back


                          • Mii Daddy
                            Mii Daddy  1 weeks back

                            compresse the water ?

                            • Mason McDonald
                              Mason McDonald  2 weeks back

                              What the frack :)

                              • LegenDNeweR
                                LegenDNeweR  2 weeks back

                                Watching Kurzgesart videos without birds is weird

                                • ilham ali
                                  ilham ali  1 weeks back

                                  If you are man, you can look your own bird

                              • MaTaN Elgrabli
                                MaTaN Elgrabli  2 weeks back


                                • W.D Gaster
                                  W.D Gaster  3 weeks back

                                  We need to stop sealing the fracing fluid underground and keep it elsewhere

                                  • Dig Bick
                                    Dig Bick  3 weeks back

                                    Get the frack out of here!!!!!!

                                    • Koltin Nilam
                                      Koltin Nilam  3 weeks back

                                      Frack off

                                      • GuitWick
                                        GuitWick  3 weeks back

                                        I wonder if we are here to destroy this planet. Its the best thing we are good at

                                        • Tony Montana
                                          Tony Montana  3 weeks back

                                          There's plenty of gas it's just they want prices up

                                          • Scott Benedict
                                            Scott Benedict  3 weeks back

                                            If Leo DiCaprio and Barack Obama would stop flying all over the place for parties, events and award shows, we could save the planet.

                                            • michael bayer
                                              michael bayer  3 weeks back

                                              ... ist doch nur auslutschen bis zum geht nicht mehr.

                                              • Neal Thomson
                                                Neal Thomson  3 weeks back

                                                They are trying to kill all you merican people , WAKE UP FOLKS :)


                                                • Neal Thomson
                                                  Neal Thomson  3 weeks back

                                                  You know that mining using water as a digging/washing tool was banned a long time ago in America. . . What's changed. . . Ooooh yes. MONEY! :(

                                                  TAKE GOOD CARE :)

                                                  • Miguel Chacón
                                                    Miguel Chacón  3 weeks back

                                                    Solar, wind,thorium and maybe wood and charcoal but no coal, is the way

                                                    • Craig T
                                                      Craig T  4 weeks back

                                                      I've noticed that I have a slightly stronger feeling of hope and optimism when I watch the videos you make on how Humanity, could somehow be annihilated.

                                                      • Aryan Kishor
                                                        Aryan Kishor  4 weeks back

                                                        Fracking must be outdated

                                                        • Ted Bishop
                                                          Ted Bishop  4 weeks back

                                                          I got a job "fracking" oil wells in 1961, in N. Texas. We have been fracking wells for over 50 years.

                                                        • Eugene Balfour
                                                          Eugene Balfour  4 weeks back

                                                          Do you know the long term effects?
                                                          *LARGER EARTHQUAKES*

                                                          • Torin Koehler
                                                            Torin Koehler  4 weeks back

                                                            It's not too bad, now that we don't frac with graphite. But yes, the potential for more frequent earthquakes is there.

                                                        • ChaZ-E
                                                          ChaZ-E  4 weeks back

                                                          Finally no ad in the end.

                                                          • Dorothy Isidro
                                                            Dorothy Isidro  4 weeks back

                                                            *F R A C K I N G*

                                                            • Manish Holla
                                                              Manish Holla  1 months back

                                                              Water cannot be compressed....

                                                              • William Njoroge
                                                                William Njoroge  1 months back

                                                                ENVIRONMENT WILL BE NO MORE

                                                                • Turbo 86
                                                                  Turbo 86  1 months back

                                                                  Tycoons; fracking is profitable, lets do it!

                                                                  The public; is fracking dangerous?

                                                                  Tycoons; fracking is profitable, lets do it!

                                                                  • dick castle
                                                                    dick castle  1 months back

                                                                    Let's poison the groundwater... thts a great idea

                                                                    • Paulo Constantino
                                                                      Paulo Constantino  1 months back

                                                                      THEY SAY NOTHING OF WHATS IN THE CHEMICALS ??? THAT IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS.

                                                                      • Antonio Farah
                                                                        Antonio Farah  2 months back

                                                                        First video with out a bird

                                                                        • Malcolm Middleton
                                                                          Malcolm Middleton  2 months back

                                                                          It's not from drilling and filling Wells, it's because social media wants you to make a fool of you. If that was the case . . .

                                                                          • Tom Meyers
                                                                            Tom Meyers  2 months back

                                                                            Po0ping on the sidewalk explained: opportunity or danger
                                                                            Opportunity!. No one stopping it. Must be ok. If it presented a danger then the liberals would be marching roun screamin an stuff.

                                                                            • Tom Meyers
                                                                              Tom Meyers  2 months back

                                                                              Medicare for all explained:
                                                                              Da po pepos flood in from overpopulated failed countries. Then you pay fo deys health care. K?

                                                                              • noah ketcher
                                                                                noah ketcher  2 months back

                                                                                Fracking....where they're exempt from the fresh water act, 200,000 lbs of mineral desolving chemical mixture. Worse than hydrocloric acid.

                                                                                • el che
                                                                                  el che  2 months back

                                                                                  "When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots,
                                                                                  we make little holes. When we build houses, we make little holes.
                                                                                  When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things.
                                                                                  We shake down acorns and pine nuts. We don't chop down the trees.
                                                                                  We only use dead wood. But the white people plow up the
                                                                                  ground, pull down the trees, kill everything. ...
                                                                                  the White people pay no attention. ...
                                                                                  How can the spirit of the earth like the White man? ...
                                                                                  everywhere the White man has touched it, it is sore."
                                                                                  Wintu Woman, 19th Century

                                                                                  • Blaise Marsh
                                                                                    Blaise Marsh  2 months back

                                                                                    Some comments: Logical, Scientific
                                                                                    Most comments: FRACK SOUNDS LIKE FUCK HA.

                                                                                    • Adrian Alvarez
                                                                                      Adrian Alvarez  2 months back

                                                                                      Las proporciones con las que se usa en relación al agua no generar ningún inconveniente a la salud a demás una se usa para desparacitar (benzol) y el otro para limpiar es un acido organico (ácido fórmico).

                                                                                      • Adryan
                                                                                        Adryan  2 months back

                                                                                        Where I can find the soundtrack of this video??? Nice episode!