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“Despite NBC’s belief that average Americans contribute to climate change and could impact any meaningful adjustment in overall emissions, the truth is stark when laid bare.
Since 1988, 71% of global emissions come from just 100 companies.
Not surprisingly, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, and Chevron were identified as the highest emitting companies since 1988. A report, which details that half of the global industrial emissions since the late ’80s can be traced to 25 corporate and state-owned entities. The report also explains that if fossil fuels continue to be extracted at the same pace over the next 28 years as they were between 1988 and 2017, global average temperatures would rise by 4° Celsius by the end of the century.
The report shows there is tension between short-term profitability and the urgent need to cut emissions. Anything for a quick buck, even the planet that fosters us, apparently.”
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