Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Video short film "Fracking Explained: Opportunity or Danger" / "Fracking Erkärt: Chance oder Risiko" by Kurzgesagt

Watch "Fracking Explained: opportunity or danger" (5 minutes) "Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other side citizens opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look at fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in Europe. In a lot of European countries there is a public outcry against fracking, especially in Germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us." - filmmaker's description ( Vimeo hi res )

"Fracking Erkärt: Chance oder Risiko" (5 min) Fracking ist in Deutschland ein kontrovers diskutiertes Thema. Auf der einen Seite stehen die Vertreter der gasförderndern Unternehmen, auf der anderen Seite Volksinitiativen und Wasserwerke. Auch die Politik ist gespalten. Aber wie kontrovers ist Fracking wirklich? Ist es wirklich eine ungefährliche Lösung unserer Energieprobleme oder eine Gefahr für unser Grundwasser? Wir werfen einen neutralen Blick auf das Frackingverfahren und analysieren die Vor- und Nachteile. Da sich das Video in erster Linie auf Deutschland, bzw Europa bezieht konzentriert sich das Video auf die Förderung von Erdgas und lässt Erdöl außen vor.

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Video: Other "information design" shorts by Kurzgesagt

Who is Kurzgesagt an information design collective team, of information designers, animators, journalists, musicians and programmers, very passionate about science and communication.

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