Der Spiegel discovers fracking can change the world
Der Spiegel has discovered that fracking can change the world.
Strike that sentence.
Der Spiegel has discovered that fracking can improve the world.
How so? By helping the world become far less dependent on the oil and natural gas provided by totalitarian (or at minimum, repressed) nations like Russia, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, et al..
When the West can have it’s fuel needs met cheaper, better, and faster (by the West itself), foreign policy can move itself away from the conundrum often called blood for oil. Oh, and there’s the fact that natural gas is a far cleaner fuel than, for example, coal. “Manmade global warming” and all that.
Will Western liberals see the light? (Answer: consider the Luddites.)
In other words, don’t hold your breathalyzer.