GAS FLARING: Iraq is the rare country that imports gas but also burns natural gas from oil wells. The wasted gas is enough to power 3 million homes. Burning it is making people sick | via photojournalism:
This is the kind of reporting that needs to come out of Iraq. sheds light on a disaster that never makes it into the headlines. Must read.
The gas Iraq flares would be enough to power three million homes. Flaring produces chemicals that can pollute air, land and water. It has been shown to worsen asthma and hypertension, contribute to the incidence of some cancers and speed climate change.
“Flying into Basra at night looks like a descent into Dante’s inferno: spires of flame cast pools of orange light in the darkness.”
Weird how Western oil companies made billions in profits helping Iraq get its oil to market after the US invaded and broke the country, yet Iraqis still lack basic infrastructure that actually helps them🧐