Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth.

The Decolonial Atlas

Names and Locations Names and Location of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet, 2019 – by Jordan Engel

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth. Their business model relies on the destruction of the only home humanity has ever known. Meanwhile, we misdirect our outrage at our neighbors, friends, and family for using plastic straws or not recycling. If there is anyone who deserves the outrage of all 7.5 billion of us, it’s these 100 people right here. Combined, they control the majority of the world’s mineral rights – the “right” to exploit the remaining…

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2 comments

  1. This is misquoting from the linked source; the Carbon Majors. Both numbers (100 and 70) are wrong.

    Carbon Majors report says: “100 producers account for 71% of global industrial GHG emissions.”

    Industry amounts for 19% of all emissions. So we’re really talking about 71% of 19% which is 13.5% of global GHG emissions – way less than the claimed 70%.

    With “producers”, they mean “corporate and state producing entities”. For example, #1: China (Coal) and #8: Russia (Coal). They say “China and Russia are treated as single producers, though they have come to comprise a reasonable number of constituent companies”.

    So it seems that both numbers (71 and 100) are not what the reader would suspect. 71 is actually 13.5, and 100 is actually bigger.

    Nothing about that changes anything about the fact that global warming is driven by greenhouse gas emission, which to the most part comes from fossil fuels – but we have to get our facts straight.

  2. to be fair the report is about the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions, and not where they are finally used downstream. Also the authors do mention the fact that China and Russia are more than one entity, and they are hoping to get data to reflect this in the future

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