Just Released! Order “Waking Up to Climate Change” by George Ropes, and receive 25% Discount. Learn More

Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

OUR TAKE: Believe it or Not: Just 100 companies responsible for 71pc of greenhouse gases

Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not for all of our ClimateYou readers. Reported last week in the Telegraph is a list of the top 100 polluters causing 71% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The worst polluter by far is the Chinese coal industry, spewing out 14% of the total. Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is 2nd, at 4.5%, Russia’s Gazprom is 3rd, at 3.9%. Shell, is 1.7% and BP is 11th, at 1.5%. The information was from a new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), who also points out that “the fossil fuel industry has “expanded prodigiously” since 1988, with coal use becoming even more prevalent and that “approximately 833 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent were emitted between 1988 and 2015, compared to 820 gigatonnes between 1988 and the start of the industrial revolution in the 18th century.”DeBeers wants to be carbon neutral

De Beers wants to be carbon neutral within five to 10 years

Natural resource companies must all develop transition plans to adapt to a low-carbon future. They will need to diversify into lower-carbon and renewable energy resources, invest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities, increase their energy efficiency, and deal with more and more countries putting a price on carbon. It’s time for fossil fuel companies to clean up their act, and the planet.

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE


More Posts Like This

CONSEQUENCES

OUR TAKE: Climate Anxiety Is Real

Record breaking and dangerously high temperatures are now sweeping the country which means keeping cool and hydrated is a number one priority for any living creature. According to a study by an international team of leading climate scientists working with  World Weather Attribution the scorching temperatures hitting North

CLIMATEYOU

The Intersection of Computer Engineering & Climate Change: Building a Sustainable Future

In the face of mounting environmental challenges, the role of technology, particularly computer engineering, has emerged as a crucial factor in addressing climate change. This essay explores how computer engineering intersects with climate change and how individuals can leverage their careers to make a positive impact on the