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Polluting and Laughing

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17.10.2019

Last week the scientists from the Climate Accountability Institute in the United States published an in-depth study they had conducted in the past year. Its results, published in newspapers worldwide, reveal an infuriating picture of egregious injustice toward us, the inhabitants of the Earth. Their calculations of carbon emissions indicate that one third of greenhouse gases disrupting our existence on Earth are a result of the activities of just 20 energy corporations.

Everyone knows the names of these economic giants, and most of us also use the energy they produce, whether to fuel cars, operate air conditioners or fly an airplane from which we have just disembarked. The corporations include Chevron, Exxon, British Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, and Gazprom.

Two things stand out on this dubious list. One is absolutely infuriating. These corporations were aware already in the mid-1960s of the fact that their product has a........

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