a SKA on the Karoo?

Just a quick link to Ivo Vegter’s latest column on potential fracking in the Karoo and further inconsistencies in the argument against it.

This time, Ivo takes aim at Jonathan Deal’s misleading poster which supposedly indicates the surface damage that fracking would cause, comparing it to the likely surface impact of the SKA project which SA is currently bidding for:

…what I would like to know is why the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, and all the other people so vehemently opposed to shale gas drilling, are not leading a loud campaign against the Square Kilometre Array.

It’s something David Carte has also questioned – as I mentioned here, but it’s no surprise:

Given the record of deception, fear-mongering, and conflicts of interest on the part of the organised opposition to fracking, is it any wonder that they’re not consistent enough to call for a ban on the Square Kilometre Array?

It’s hugely sad that the emotional nonsense that Deal and TKAG have openly admitted to peddling seem to have closed so many minds to rational, logical argument: but simply, that’s how things work.