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Global report highlights oil’s role in climate change

Global report highlights oil’s role in climate change

Oil and gas' role in climate change highlighted in global report

Oil and gas production could lead the world in climate change impacts caused by pollution. A recent international reportThis led to New Mexico environmentalists calling to reform fossil fuel policy.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global body of policymakers formed by the United Nations, released its third and final climate change report this week in its sixth assessment to analyze the causes, impacts and remedies throughout the world.

The report evaluated efforts by nations to combat climate change and examined the impact of human-driven polluting activities on climate change.

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A main source of the emissions, per the report, was the fossil fuel industry, which accounted for most of the U.S.’ 23 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions between 1850 and 2019.

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