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Climate crisis, hesitation and denial for decades

For more than 50 years, the petroleum industry and policy have been warned against the burning of fossil fuels and the corresponding negative impact on the climate. Instead of changing, the industry continues to expand diligently: today twenty companies are responsible for one third of global CO2 emissions.

The world's largest energy producers account for one third of CO2 emissions. © pixabay

The “Guardian” published an impressive timeline showing who knew when the influence of CO2 on the climate and how the unpleasant facts were systematically denied.

Which groups are particularly responsible

The following 20 groups contributed 35 percent to all energy - related carbon dioxide and methane emissions worldwide. This has been equivalent to 480 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide since 1965.