- GS -3: Science & technology
- GS-3: Economy & Development
- GS-2: International Events
Context: The EU is moving itself off piped Russian gas by rapidly expanding imports of liquified natural gas, much of it fracked in the US.
- As liquified natural gas tankers carrying fracked US gas start to land in northern Germany, climate activists are calling it a major setback in the effort to limit global heating.
- LNG is to compensate for lost Russian gas supplies, with four new terminals set to come online in Germany alone.
- But though touted as a short-term fix, many fear the gas is here for the long haul as the EU becomes the biggest LNG importer in the world.
Main Practice Question: What is Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), and how it impacts the climate?
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