Revealed: the 20 firms behind 1/3 of all carbon emissions

“The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profit “ (Michael Mann).

The Guardian of 9th October revealed the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era … they are driving the climate emergency that threatens the future of humanity, and  …  have continued to expand their operations despite being aware of  the industry’s devastating impact on the planet.

Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, called on politicians at the December climate talks in Chile to take urgent measures to rein in the activities of these companies.

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The Guardian also published a Time Line showing that the American Petroleum Institute (API) were told in 1959 that a 10% increase in CO2 would be sufficient to melt the icecap and submerge New York. See, and a video explainer – “Why we need political action to tackle the oil, coal and gas companies”See A shocking trio of articles!

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