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Tue May 14, 2019, 01:30 PM

Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips

“Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth. Their business model relies on the destruction of the only home humanity has ever known. Meanwhile, we misdirect our outrage at our neighbors, friends, and family for using plastic straws or not recycling. If there is anyone who deserves the outrage of all 7.5 billion of us, it’s these 100 people right here. Combined, they control the majority of the world’s mineral rights – the “right” to exploit the remaining unextracted oil, gas, and coal. They need to know that we won’t leave them alone until they agree to Keep It In The Ground. Not just their companies, but them. Now it’s personal.

Houston tops this list as home to 7 of the 100 top ecocidal planet killers, followed by Jakarta, Calgary, Moscow, and Beijing. The richest person on the list is Russian oil magnate Vagit Alekperov, who is currently worth $20.7 billion.

The map is in the form of a cartogram which represents the size of countries by their cumulative carbon dioxide emissions since industrialization.

This map is a response to the pervasive myth that we can stop climate change if we just modify our personal behavior and buy more green products. Whether or not we separate our recycling, these corporations will go on trashing the planet unless we stop them. The key decision-makers at these companies have the privilege of relative anonymity, and with this map, we’re trying to pull back that veil and call them out. These guys should feel the same personal responsibility for saving the planet that we all feel.”

Map At Link…

https://portside.org/2019-05-04/names-and-locations-top-100-people-killing-planet?fbclid=IwAR1XtxBGQo_SkH9_Fxx-P0zrOLWLUaJRbirf7xULKFavJ5iAx8LxqHCBxZ8

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Reply Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet (Original post)
Me. Tuesday OP
H2O Man Tuesday #1
Me. Tuesday #2
LanternWaste Tuesday #3
Me. Tuesday #6
Ghost Dog Wednesday #24
DBoon Tuesday #4
Me. Tuesday #5
Kaleva Wednesday #26
jalan48 Tuesday #7
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #8
Me. Tuesday #10
lambchopp59 Tuesday #15
Ghost Dog Wednesday #25
yonder Tuesday #9
TalenaGor Tuesday #11
Me. Tuesday #13
ffr Tuesday #12
BigmanPigman Tuesday #18
ffr Tuesday #22
JudyM Wednesday #23
Me. Tuesday #20
malaise Tuesday #14
zentrum Tuesday #16
Me. Tuesday #21
FailureToCommunicate Tuesday #17
Duppers Tuesday #19
Doodley Wednesday #27
Me. Wednesday #28

Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:32 PM

1. Recommended.

Thank you for this.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:47 PM

2. THanks

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

3. Kick and rec

Never a bad thing to put a face on those who are polluting so many people, so many environments, and so much thought.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #3)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

6. ...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

24. Absolutely a good thing.

These people are going to, out of pure necessity as well as a matter of common justice, get shaken down.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:55 PM

4. extreme wealth inequality is killing the planet

The immense political power yielded by the mega wealthy is an environmental catastrophe

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Response to DBoon (Reply #4)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

5. Killing Is THe Operative Word

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Response to DBoon (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

26. We cannot kill the planet. In time, it will kill us and everything else that's now living.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:01 PM

7. +1000 nt

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:01 PM

8. Companies are not people

It seems amazing that DU needs reminding of that. No, the top 100 companies are not the top 100 people. It's ridiculous to blame 1 person for Chevron.

More than that, we need to remember that its the consumers of these companies' products who are to blame. With a very few exceptions, that's all of us. This "map" is worse than useless. It's an excuse for consumers to not take responsibility.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

10. You're Quite Right

and I'm guessing that reference was/is to the people behind the companies who are making gobs of money

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Tue May 14, 2019, 03:26 PM

15. Hear hear!!! Consumer complacency is miserably mesmerized, pretentious mass homicide.

I drive a SMART car.
And man do I ever get bashed and ridiculed for it in my relatively rural area.
There are only a few who are starting to look at their children differently... who will be suffering the consequences of their driving a ridiculous beast-mobile to haul one fat ass to work, two bags of groceries home.
Except, of course, those who won't shut off Fox Noise.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:35 PM

25. There are a figurative handful of people who control these corporations,

reap great benefit from them, and usually avoid or evade paying taxes.

The rest of us just have little choice but to go along with it, as a simple matter of survival.

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:03 PM

9. Bookmarked, thanks

Utah Phillips had it figured out long ago. RIP

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:39 PM

11. yes!! public shaming might actually do it faster.....

Let's spread this far and wide!

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Response to TalenaGor (Reply #11)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:55 PM

13. For Sure The Airing Of Dirty Laundry Will Help

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:53 PM

12. K&R




And every time we drive an internal combustion engine, we're contributing to a more bleak future.

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Response to ffr (Reply #12)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:23 PM

18. Why is every name a man?!?!?

Where are all the women polluters? Are they too poor or too subjugated to make the list? Do they care more about the future of the planet? If more women were in powerful positions in govt and industry would the planet be polluted as much?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Tue May 14, 2019, 06:26 PM

22. One powerful position I wanted an American woman in was POTUS.

The Russpublicans, the corporate talking heads, and James Comey did unspeakable acts to make sure Hillary Clinton wouldn't ascend to POTUS.

The world would be a better place for it, just as you have eluded.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

23. +1000.

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Response to ffr (Reply #12)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:23 PM

20. Ooh Wee

Thank you for this

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 03:05 PM

14. K & R

for exposure

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 03:28 PM

16. Bookmarking. But on

... a quick scan I don't see Tech. Tech devices use all those rare minerals that must be mined--destroying forests, especially in Africa, to do it. No?

And what about big Agriculture---clearing forests, poisoning the food chain, putting hormones into the water supply which destroys the natural eco-system.

Even fast fashion plays a huge role---poisons rivers (dye run-off) and landfill garbage.

Will go deeper into the map later---hope it's all there and it's just my having to rushing that I didn't see the full monstrosity of what's happening.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #16)

Tue May 14, 2019, 05:26 PM

21. What About Bitcoin?

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 03:30 PM

17. Linked article starts with a zinger of a sidebar quote from Utah Phillips!

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:24 PM

19. K & R

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Response to Me. (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:01 PM

27. Trump is doing more than any other human being to destroy this

world. His denial of climate change science, his failure to lead, removing America from the Paris agreement, his constant denigration of alternative fuels, his support of polluters, and his views of carbon fuels make him a threat to the survival of our species. He doesn't give a damn about science, about facts, about human lives.

He is holding the rest of the world back from making progress on climate change. IMO, the long-term impact of Trump as president will result in more suffering and more deaths than the history of wars put together.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #27)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:05 PM

28. This Will Make Your Head Explode

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