According to the list drawn up by Covering climate now, the worst polluters are in the United States. Let's see who they are.He is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
A few days before COP26, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change of 2021 and a decisive moment in the fight against the current climate crisis, a joint venture of journalists unmasks the 12 most powerful figures in the world who that climate crisis have personally contributed to provoke it
Who pollutes the planet the most? We are talking about men, this time, of those who - between the total carbon emissions of their companies, fallacious greenwashing tactics and deceived laws - contribute most to the climate crisis. A handful of powerful individuals have a very personal responsibility, but who are they?
This is revealed by Covering climate now, a project launched by the Columbia journalism review that has created a global network of journalists and newspapers to ensure media coverage on the topic of climate change.
According to the list drawn up by Covering climate now, the worst polluters are in the United States and just a dozen of them managed to evade controls for decades, while essentially helping the fossil fuel industry destroy our planet.
The actions of these "climate supervillains" - as they call them - have affected millions of people, disproportionately injuring the most vulnerable who, on the other hand, have very little or nothing less to contribute to global emissions.
The list of the 12 biggest climate "criminals" in the United States
- Mike Wirth, CEO of Chevron, a US oil company
- Darren Woods, CEO of Exxon, one of the world's leading US oil companies operating on the European market under the Esso and Mobil brands
- Jamie Dimon, CEO of Chase Bank
- Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world based in New York
- Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, an American industrial conglomerate headquartered in Wichita, Kansas
- Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader, whom Covering climate now defines as "the obstructionist"
- Joe Manchin, Senator, whom Covering climate now defines as "the saboteur"
- Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
- Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corp, a US conglomerate group in the media sector
- David MacLennan, CEO of Cargill, a US multinational mainly active in the food sector
- Richard Edelmann, CEO of Edelman PR, an American public relations and marketing consultancy firm
- Ted Boutrous, Partner di Gibson Dunn law firm
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