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Study: Hurricanes Should Be Named Exxon and Chevron

A new study, published in the journal Climate Change, is naming the names of the very few companies that have caused most of the global change in climate.
September 11, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Roger Wollstadt

"We should be naming hurricanes after Exxon and Chevron, not Harvey and Irma."

"That’s the environmental group’s takeaway from a peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Climatic Change, which seeks to hold individual fossil fuel corporations accountable for causing global warming," reports Emily Atkin.

According to Atkin, "the study asserts that the 90 largest carbon producers—including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil—have cumulatively caused up to 50 percent of the increase in global mean surface temperature since 1880, and up to 32 percent of global sea level rise. Investor-owned companies like BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil have caused 16 percent of the global average temperature increases and 11 percent of the global sea level rise…"

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Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in New Republic
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