More on ExxonMobil March 29, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Environment, Human Rights, International, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Women.
Ignorance isn’t an excuse.
In 2005, ExxonMobil scored 14 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
“ExxonMobil may be second to BP in size, but with sales of over $320 billion, the company broke earnings records in 2005. And that’s not all. Between its public denial of global warming and steadfast efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling…. (More)”
ExxonMobil Contributed Five Percent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Last 120 Years, by William Baue, SocialFunds.com, Jan 30, 2004.
“Friends of the Earth calculates that ExxonMobil contributed five percent of the world’s manmade carbon dioxide emissions over its 120-year history… FoE commissioned independent researchers in Spring 2003 to conduct the studies.”
The first study, written by Richard Heede of Colorado-based Climate Mitigation Services, estimates ExxonMobil’s emissions of carbon dioxide and methane (another GHG) from the founding of ExxonMobil precursor Standard Oil Trust in 1882 to 2002. During this period, the combustion of ExxonMobil-produced fossil fuels resulted in the emission of approximately 20.3 billion tons of carbon, the equivalent of between 4.7 percent and 5.3 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.
The second study, written by Jim Salinger and Greg Bodeker of New Zealand-based National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA), runs the results of the first study through the well-respected and widely-used “Bern CC” climate model. This process extrapolates the environmental implications of GHG emissions. This study finds that ExxonMobil’s emissions have contributed between 3.4 percent and 3.7 percent of total attributable temperature change since 1882, and 2 percent of the sea level rise.