New Study Identifies United States as “Planet-Wrecker-in-Chief”

Source: Common Dreams

“A new report released Tuesday identifies the United States as ‘planet-wrecker-in-chief,’ pointing to the nation’s plans for a massive expansion of oil and gas production over the next two and a half decades even as it postures as a climate leader on the world stage. According to Oil Change International’s (OCI) research, planned oil and gas expansion in the U.S. — the largest historical contributor to planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions — accounts for more than a third of prospective global oil and gas expansion through 2050. Much of the U.S. expansion is tied to fracking, the report observes. The U.S. is one of just 20 countries that are projected to be responsible for nearly 90% of the carbon dioxide pollution from new oil and gas extraction projects between 2023 and 2050.” (09/12/23)