"The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and
sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the
world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of
oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.
Planned drilling projects across US land and waters will release 140bn metric
tons of planet-heating gases if fully realised, an analysis shared with the
Guardian has found.
The study, to be published in the Energy Policy
journal this month, found
emissions from these oil and gas “carbon bomb” projects were four times larger
than all of the planet-heating gases expelled globally each year, placing the
world on track for disastrous climate change."
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Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics