By Paul Homewood
This story, though four years old, continues to the rounds. I saw it the other day on a FoE Facebook post:
Since 1988, a mere 100 companies have been responsible for 71 percent of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions.
This data comes from an inaugural report published by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an environmental non-profit. Charting the rapid expansion of the fossil fuel industry in the last 28 years, they have now released some truly staggering numbers on the world’s major carbon polluters.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are typically assessed by country, with China, the US and India ranking as the top emissions producers in the world. But the new CDP report takes a different approach, tracing emissions back to specific entities it dubs ‘carbon majors’.
The report focusses on carbon and methane emissions from industrial activity by fossil fuel producers, accounting for a whopping 923 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions since 1988, the year when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established.
If it sounds like a lot, that’s because it really is a huge amount. In fact, it’s more than half of all global industrial GHG emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1751, according to the report.
Needless to say it is rubbish.
This is the list of the Top 10:
But, of course, it is not these fossil fuel companies that emit anything, it is the people who burn them.
Let’s look at the UK for instance:
Residential emissions account for 15% of the total, but the public’s emissions don’t stop there.
Transport contributes another 28%, and the vast bulk of this comes from private individuals. Even emissions from industry and agriculture ultimately enable the production of goods and foods for public consumption.
In effect, therefore, all UK emissions directly or indirectly are related to public consumption.
What the far left promoters of this tosh would like to see is the shutting down of all fossil fuel producers, as part of their New World Order. Maybe they would like to tell us what our lives will be like when this happens!
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June 1, 2022 at 04:24AM