It takes a lot for something that’s not a thing the current leaders of the US or the UK just did to aggravate me nowadays but this kind of thing, which I’ve been seeing a lot of on social media, seriously pisses me off.
The idea that its big bad companies causing global warming not you and I, and everyday people in the western world driving cars, eating food, and using electricity is utter bullshit. Its just global warming denial for Bernie Bros. Entitled “woke” white kids in the developed world don’t want to accept the fact that they are causing global warming.
I get there was a study that link large amount of emissions to a small amount of companies. But saying because of that they are responsible INSTEAD of us is patently ridiculous. You might as well say “Ordinary people don’t cause global warming, the ground does”, those companies aren’t sitting around manically laughing while burning carbon for the hell of it. They are releasing carbon by selling it us, to fuel our cars, deliver our stuff, and host our dank socialist memes on social media.
If you are fortunate enough to be in the richest 10% of the world (by earning over $35,000 a year), then YOU are overwhelmingly responsible for global warming, not some big nasty oil or coal company.
Its not that the companies on that list of 100 are not pretty fucking evil, but they aren’t forcing us to use carbon biproducts. Breaking up BP, Exxon and those other companies (many of which are state own companies like China Coal or the Iranian national oil company) into 1000 employ owned co-operatives wouldn’t cause a gram less carbon to be emitted into the environment.