Top 100 people killing the planet

Names & Locations:
Top 100 Planet Killers

One wonders.
How much do these folks pay in taxes to their host governments?

Some source material from this post was derived from
The Climate Accountablity Institute

Reprinted with some editing from the Decolonial Atlas:

Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet

Names and Locations
Names and Location of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet, 2019 – by Jordan Engel
>The first comment on this blog deserves emphasis:
“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 unextracted oil, gas, and coal. They need to know that we won’t leave them alone until they agree to Keep It In The Ground. Not just their companies, but them. Now it’s personal.

Houston tops this list as home to 7 of the 100 top ecocidal planet killers, followed by Jakarta, Calgary, Moscow, and Beijing. The richest person on the list is Russian oil magnate Vagit Alekperov, who is currently worth $20.7 billion.

The map is in the form of a cartogram which represents the size of countries by their cumulative carbon dioxide emissions since industrialization.

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Closeup of the top 32 North Americans killing the planet.
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Closeup of the top 18 Europeans killing the planet.
“Names and Location of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet, 2019” was made by Jordan Engel. It can be reused under the Decolonial Media License 0.1.
2017 Carbon Majors Report
WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool via The Carbon Map
The Forbes List of Richest People in the World

We reproduce the first of 42 comments here for clarification.

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.


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