Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Russia situation is another reason why it's better to curb fossil fuel consumption than just trying to curb US fossil fuel production

I often think that it's better to curb fossil fuel demand than restrict fossil fuel production in our attempts to stop climate change. Rather than stopping wells or a pipeline, try and reduce traffic.

Now that Russia is misbehaving, much of the west's oil consumption is still dependent on Russia. Maybe we should ramp up our oil and gas production. If we had extra, we could sell it to Europe. That ramp up in production wouldn't necessarily mean more worldwide carbon emissions if it met far less oil production in Russia.

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