Fossil Fuelers Are Biggest Foulers Of Global Air
Eight Fossil Fuel Majors Seen Polluting as Much as the U.S.
Jess Shankleman, March 8, 2017 (Bloomberg News)
“Eight of the world’s largest oil companies are responsible for as much of the climate-damaging pollution spewed into the atmosphere as the entire U.S…Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil Corp., OAO Gazprom, the National Iranian Oil Co., BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc were among the eight companies whose fuel was responsible for a third of emissions from oil and gas, according to [ CDP data.] The companies released a fifth of all greenhouse gases outside of farming and forestry since 1988, the year most governments acknowledged man-made climate change as a risk…The findings suggest policymakers may be better off focusing on the practices of companies instead of national environmental policies. The study’s release coincides with preparations by U.S. President Donald Trump to slash environmental regulations and possibly withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement…CDP analyzed 50 oil and gas companies, gauging their direct emissions and pollution from the use of their products dating back to 1854. The whole oil and gas industry combined produced about 40 percent of the world’s 832 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent released in the past three decades…” click here for more