German website Kurzgesagt has gone viral with their new animation explaining the controversial natural gas harvesting technique commonly known as fracking. 

The complex maneuver has become more profitable than ever as nearly all of the easy to reach fossil fuels have been discovered or depleted in most developed countries in the West. 

A fracking boom is currently taking place in the United States, which has helped lowered fuel costs, create jobs, and boost the economy. 

But, like all forms of energy harvesting, there are risks. The only question is, do the benefits outweigh those dangers?

Already, the new animation video has garnered over half a million hits!