The world's land temperature in June to August, 2012 reached the highest level ever recorded for those 3 months. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/. That's a fact.
While temperatures soar, the world continues to debate shale gas--the energy resource that has cut carbon emissions more in the USA more than anything else and that has made the USA the world leader in reducing its carbon emissions since 2006.
South Africa, a country that gets 70% of its total energy from coal, announced this month that it would end its fracking moratorium. China another country that gets 70% of its total energy from coal fracked its first shale well this year.
Yet, President Hollande of France said that the French moratorium would continue for the 5 years of his term. And in New York the moratorium continues.
Temperatures soar as fracking debates roar.