ExxonMobil and Climate Change

According to Agence France Press, 29 January 2004, a recently released report claims that ExxonMobil is responsible for about 5% of global greenhouse gas emmissions. The report claims that ExxonMobil’s oil and gas products have released 20.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere since the company began as Standard Oil in 1882, which is equivalent to between 4.7 and 5.3 percent of the world total of man-made carbon dioxide. The report goes on to say that the company’s biggest years for emissions have been since 1996, when the UN’s top scientific panel on climate change found unmistakable evidence of man-made involvement in global warming. The studies for the report were carried out on behalf of Friends of the Earth International by Richard Heede of Climate Mitigation Services, Colorado, and by Jim Salinger and Greg Bodeker of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand. Click on the link below to view the report in pdf format, or follow the weblink.
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