How 90 Big Companies Helped Fuel Climate Change: Study Breaks It Down

refineryA new study connects climate change impacts to the emissions from Exxon, Chevron
and other large oil, gas and cement companies and their products.

“Using models, they calculated that the greenhouse gas emissions of these 90 companies accounted for around 42 to 50 percent of the global temperature increase and about 26 to 32 percent of global sea level rise over the course of industrial history, from 1880 to 2010. Since 1980, a time when global warming was first getting wide attention, their emissions have accounted for around 28 to 35 percent of rising temperatures and around 11 to 14 percent of rising seas.”

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B. Ekwurzel et al., 2017 Climatic Change.

Continue reading the story by Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News.