For the US, it isn’t a good look in the lead-up to this week’s United Nations conference on climate change (COP28). The country will pull record quantities of oil and gas out of the ground in 2023, which is on track to be the hottest year in history, the Guardian reports.

The US is expected to extract an all-time high of 12.9 million barrels of crude oil this year, more than twice its total a decade ago. American natural gas production will also hit a new record in 2023, the Guardian notes, while exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will double through 2027.

It gets worse. For oil and gas exploration and production, Washington expects this frenetic pace to continue until 2050. 

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