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‘Major push’ for gas amid Ukraine war accelerating climate breakdown

By Fiona Harvey

10 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian shows how much of the world has "overreached" in the effort to replace Russian natural gas—pushing us further towards climate disaster.

The global dash for gas amid the Ukraine war will accelerate climate breakdown and could send temperatures soaring far beyond the 1.5C limit of safety, analysis has shown.

If all of the new gas projects announced in response to the global gas supply crunch are fulfilled, the resulting greenhouse gas emissions would add up to about 10% of the total amount of carbon dioxide that can safely be emitted by 2050.

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