Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

Chris Wright, CEO of the frac firm Liberty Oilfield Services, dislikes the term “climate denier.” The label is both pejorative and, in Wright’s case, inaccurate. “Climate change is a real thing,” Wright told The Epoch Times in a conversation at the National Conservatism Conference II in Orlando, Florida. “Humans have increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.” Much of that rise stems from the combustion of coal, oil, and gas. As a result, Wright’s industry has been in the crosshairs of climate activists seeking to meet the Paris Agreement’s target of “well below” 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, ideally 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, warming relative to preindustrial temperatures. Many parties at the ongoing COP26 climate conference have pledged to shift away from coal power, reports BBC News. In addition, a group of countries that includes the United States has reportedly committed to ending new, direct public financing for non-offset oil and gas beyond their …

Author: Nathan Worcester

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