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The super rich are the real culprits of CO2

Who prevents the achievement of the "Climate Goals"? The same super rich who go to proclaim its sanctity with their private jets, and this is scientifically proven. The richest people on the planet, who represent a small slice of the total population, are emitting carbon dioxide at a rate that jeopardizes the possibility of reaching the famous goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees by 2050.

New research from the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) shows that by 2030, the famous carbon footprint of humanity's richest 1% is 30 times what would be needed to contain the rise in temperature.

If current trends continue, the top 1% will account for 16% of global CO2 emissions in 2030.

Conversely, the carbon emissions of the poorest half of the world's population, meanwhile, " are set to remain well below the level compatible with 1.5 ° C, " according to the analysis, commissioned by Oxfam International and published on Friday. The planet has already warmed by around 1.1 ° C, and scientists have claimed that any warming beyond 1.5 ° C would have destructive consequences worldwide.

" The emissions from a single billion-dollar space flight would exceed the lifetime emissions of someone in the poorest billion people on Earth, " Nafkote Dabi, head of climate policy at Oxfam, said in a statement. “ A small elite seems to have a free permit to pollute. Their oversized emissions are fueling extreme weather conditions around the world and jeopardizing the international goal of limiting global warming . "

Here is a graph that explains how much more you pollute a super rich than a normal rich and poor:

A person of the richest 1% emits 70 times more CO2 than a person making it seems 50%. “ Emissions from the top 10% alone could push us beyond the agreed limit over the next nine years, ” Dabi added. " This would have catastrophic results for some of the most vulnerable people on Earth who are already facing deadly storms, hunger and misery ."

So the super rich who fly to Glasgow or Davos pollute 70 times a poor man with their super jets. Yet the various Bezos, Gates, Zuckerberg are the heroes of the climate. The real heroes, in reality, are you, who survive despite them!

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The article The super rich are the real culprits of CO2 comes from ScenariEconomici.it .

This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/151489-2/ on Mon, 08 Nov 2021 07:00:13 +0000.