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Exxon Mobil is at a crossroads as climate crisis spurs clean energy transition – CNBC

Exxon Mobil is one of the most consequential and profitable companies in U.S. history. For more than a hundred years, the company’s oil and gas have helped power the global economy. But the Exxon Mobil of today faces the seemingly…

Texas’ Insane Heat Wave Shows Our Grid Isn’t Ready for Climate Change – The Texas Observer

For three generations of one Fort Worth family, the effects of climate change are readily apparent. Christopher Gomez, 22, recalls talking to his grandmother about how their city’s typical weather has changed over their lifetimes. When his grandmother was young,…

U.S. Suffers Decline In Natural Gas Production, Cite Too Few Pipelines

The U.S. is seeing its natural gas production decrease as several countries around the world are looking for new energy suppliers due to sanctions imposed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. While the U.S. is the world’s largest producer…

Seen From Space: Huge Methane Leaks – The New York Times

If the world is going to make a dent in emissions of methane, a potent planet-warming gas, targeting the largest emitters would likely be the most cost-effective. But there’s a basic problem: How to find them. A new study has…

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Global warming effect of methane from US Permian draws fresh scrutiny – Financial Times

The global warming effect of record production in the Permian Basin, the world’s biggest oilfield, has drawn fresh scrutiny as methane spews into the atmosphere from its oil and gas operations. The region’s emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas,…

How “mechanical trees” could solve a huge climate change problem – Inverse

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels have put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so…

Climate, Complexity, and a Really Big Gun – The Bulwark

Termination Shockby Neal StephensonWilliam Morrow, 702 pp., $35 Termination Shock has an airplane-flying queen of the Netherlands and her half-Indonesian, gay political fixer; a Moby-Dick-obsessed Comanche who hunts giant, man-eating feral swine; and a T. Boone Pickens-Elon Musk-type Texas billionaire…

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