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October 09, 2019 - The Guardian

It’s time to rein in the fossil fuel giants before their greed chokes the planet

It’s time to rein in the fossil fuel giants before their greed chokes the planet
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Just 20 companies are responsible for 35% of carbon emissions yet they continue to ignore calls for change.

We’ve long known that the big fossil fuel companies are responsible for a huge share of the world’s carbon emissions. Now the Climate Accountability Institute is publishing new data quantifying how much each of these has contributed to the climate crisis. We find that, chiefly from the combustion of their products, the top 20 companies have collectively produced 480bn tonnes of carbon dioxide and methane since 1965 – 35% of all fossil fuel emissions worldwide in that time. The worst offenders in the top 10 include Saudi Aramco (number one), Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell.

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