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The Guardian: Fossil Fuel Company “Climate Bombs” Risk Planetary Catastrophe

HeadlineMay 13, 2022

In climate news, an investigation by The Guardian has found the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies are quietly planning scores of oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts. The Guardian’s report on so-called carbon bombs found the short-term expansion plans of companies including ExxonMobil, Gazprom and Saudi Aramco will produce greenhouse gases equivalent to a decade of CO2 emissions from China, the world’s biggest polluter. That’s enough to shatter the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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