Climate change: let’s put pressure on the companies causing it

Did you know that just 100 corporations are responsible for 71 per cent of the pollutants that cause global warming?

That was the finding of the Carbon Majors report in 2017. And here are the names of the firms doing the damage (as it seems unlikely that many – or indeed any – of them will have gone out of business in the last four years). They are:

China (Coal)
Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco)
Gazprom OAO
National Iranian Oil Co
ExxonMobil Corp
Coal India
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)
Russia (Coal)
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC)
Chevron Corp
Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA)
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co
Poland Coal
Peabody Energy Corp
Sonatrach SPA
Kuwait Petroleum Corp
Total SA
BHP Billiton Ltd
Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)
Lukoil OAO
Rio Tinto
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
Rosneft OAO
Arch Coal Inc
Iraq National Oil Co
Anglo American
Surgutneftegas OAO
Alpha Natural Resources Inc
Qatar Petroleum Corp
PT Pertamina
Kazakhstan Coal
Statoil ASA
National Oil Corporation of Libya
Consol Energy Inc
Ukraine Coal
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd
Glencore PLC
Sasol Ltd
Repsol SA
Anadarko Petroleum Corp
Egyptian General Petroleum Corp
Petroleum Development Oman LLC
Czech Republic Coal
China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec)
China National Offshore Oil Corp Ltc (CNOOC)
Ecopetrol SA
Singareni Collieries Company
Occidental Petroleum Corp
Sonangol EP
Tatneft OAO
North Korea Coal
Bumi Resources
Suncor Energy Inc
Petoro AS
Devon Energy Corp
Natural Resource Partners LP
Marathon Oil Corp
Vistra Energy
Encana Corp
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd
Hess Corp
Exxaro Resources Ltd
Apache Corp
Murray Coal
Alliance Resource Partners LP
Syrian Petroleum Co
Novatek OAO
NACCO Industries Inc
Adaro Energy PT
Petroleos del Ecuador
Inpex Corp
Kiewit Mining Group
AP Moller (Maersk)
Banpu Public Co Ltd
EOG Resources Inc
Husky Energy Inc
Kideco Jaya Agung PT
Bahrain Petroleum Co (BAPCO)
Westmoreland Coal Co
Cloud Peak Energy Inc
Chesapeake Energy Corp
Drummond Co
Teck Resources Ltd
Noble Energy Inc
Murphy Oil Corp
Berau Coal Energy Tbk PT
Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk PT
Indika Energy Tbk PT
Southwestern Energy Co

These are the firms whose bosses need to be persuaded to rethink their business plans – and they won’t do that unless public opinion is mobilised against them.

That’s where you come in.

If you have any concerns about climate change at all, you need to get in touch with these firms and express your unhappiness with what they are doing. Call for them to reconsider their approach and to re-model their businesses to conform with a greener agenda.

I appreciate that many of these companies are not based in the United Kingdom. This is an international issue. They don’t just pollute their own countries; they pollute the whole world because we are all feeling the consequences of their irresponsibility.

That said, I would appreciate it if you would share this article with your friends – including those who live outside the UK. The more people take action – from as many countries as possible – the more likely these moguls are to pay attention.

I will try to look up contact details for these firms and add them to this article as they become available. If anybody can help with that, please do.

We cannot rely on our government(s) to do the right thing. The UK’s government is currently pushing legislation through Parliament to criminalise those protesting against the destruction of the planet. It is also providing tax relief to those reponsible for that destruction.

Government representatives and members of the party of government in the UK are lining up to pretend that there’s really no problem at all, and that the polluters should be allowed to carry on stinking up our homes in any way they please. Perhaps these people have shares in the companies concerned.

Remember: There is no planet B. Where are you going to go when the billionaires have poisoned the Earth so badly that you can no longer live on it?

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  1. Frank August 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    The fossil fuel industry undoubtably contributes towards climate change. But it’s not just them. Amongst other sources, is animal agriculture. We can campaign, sign petitions, write to our MPs, etc, regarding the fossil fuel industry. That might or might not have an impact. But if we want to have a guaranteed impact, we can all go vegan, or at least, substantially cut down on the amount of meat and dairy that we consume. Going vegan has been shown to be the most effective way that individuals can have a positive impact on climate change. If you’re genuinely concermned about climate change and the damage being done to our one and only planet (or at least, to the environment) then we should all be advocating that people adopt a vegan diet. Veganism isn’t just a diet; it’s a campaign – for the animals, for the environment and for human health. What’s not to like about veganism? It’s a win-win-win. So, go vegan and avoid fossil fuels as far as you can. Use an energy supplier such as Ecotricity. Walk, cycle or use public transport as far as possible. And stop eating meat and dairy

    • Mike Sivier August 11, 2021 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Would anybody like to offer an alternative view?

  2. Stephen Brophy August 10, 2021 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I have said this before but it is important do I’ll say it again! watch cowspiracy, it is free on YouTube!! even if we go carbon neutral the gasses animal agriculture produce will still raise global temperatures.

  3. larry wardman August 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    what about the mining companies…not much mention of them on your list….why????

    • Mike Sivier August 11, 2021 at 12:12 am - Reply

      It’s not my list. I can only conclude that they aren’t among the top 100 companies contributing to climate change.

  4. Gerry Conroy August 11, 2021 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I would be interested to see the list ranked from 1-100 showing which are the worst, incidentally I suspect that since the outrageous sanctions placed on Venezuela their oil company isn’t anywhere near this list.

    • Mike Sivier August 11, 2021 at 11:45 am - Reply

      The list IS ranked with the worst at the top.

      And have you not read the list at all? Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is on the list, ranked as the 13th worst.

      • Gerry Conroy August 12, 2021 at 9:12 am - Reply

        I did read the list and noted where Petroleos de Venezuela sat on it, I find it hard to believe that they would still be in this position, due to the sanctions, over many years preventing them processing and selling oil !!

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