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"Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans"
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
By Richard Smith, Truthout

"...on May 10, 2013, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world - not only among climate scientists....

CO2 emissions have been relentlessly climbing since Charles David Keeling first set up his tracking station near the summit of Mauna Loa Observatory in 1958 to monitor average daily global CO2 levels. At that time, CO2 concentrations registered 315ppm. CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentrations have been climbing ever since and, as the records show, temperatures rises will follow. For all the climate summits, the promises of "voluntary restraint," the carbon trading and carbon taxes, the growth of CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentrations has not just been relentless, it has been accelerating in what scientists have dubbed the 'Keeling Curve.'"

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CIRES & NOAA: Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide

"Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010"
22 Nov 2013
By Richard Heede, Climatic Change
January 2014, Volume 122, Issue 1-2, pp 229-241:

Top twenty investor & state-owned entities and attributed CO2 & CH4 emissions:

2010 emissions
Cumulative 1854–2010
Percent of global
Entity
MtCO2e
MtCO2e
1751–2010
1. Chevron, USA
423
51,096
3.52 %
2. ExxonMobil, USA
655
46,672
3.22 %
3. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
1,550
46,033
3.17 %
4. BP, UK
554
35,837
2.47 %
5. Gazprom, Russian Federation
1,371
32,136
2.22 %
6. Royal Dutch/Shell, Netherlands
478
30,751
2.12 %
7. National Iranian Oil Company
867
29,084
2.01 %
8. Pemex, Mexico
602
20,025
1.38 %
9. ConocoPhillips, USA
359
16,866
1.16 %
10. Petroleos de Venezuela
485
16,157
1.11 %
11. Coal India
830
15,493
1.07 %
12. Peabody Energy, USA
519
12,432
0.86 %
13. Total, France
398
11,911
0.82 %
14. PetroChina, China
614
10,564
0.73 %
15. Kuwait Petroleum Corp.
323
10,503
0.73 %
16. Abu Dhabi NOC, UAE
387
9,672
0.67 %
17. Sonatrach, Algeria
386
9,263
0.64 %
18. Consol Energy, Inc., USA
160
9,096
0.63 %
19. BHP-Billiton, Australia
320
7,606
0.52 %
20. Anglo American, United Kingdom
242
7,242
0.50 %
Top 20 IOCs & SOEs
11,523
428,439
29.54 %
Top 40 IOCs & SOEs
546,767
37.70 %
All 81 IOCs & SOEs
18,524
602,491
41.54 %
Total 90 carbon majors
27,946
914,251
63.04 %
Total global emissions
36,026
1,450,332
100.00 %
Right column compares each entity’s cumulative emissions to CDIAC’s global emissions 1751–2010. Excludes British Coal, whose production and assets have not been attributed to extant companies, and five of nine nation-states (FSU, China, Poland, Russian Federation, and Czechoslovakia, in that order)



It's not nice to fuck with Mother Nature



From Conservation International natureisspeaking.org
Julia Roberts as Nature

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