America's richest 10% are responsible for 40% of its planet-heating pollution, new report finds
America’s wealthiest people are also some of the world’s biggest polluters – not only because of their massive homes and private jets, but because of the fossil fuels generated by the companies they invest their money in.
40 percent of US climate emissions attributed to richest households: study
Just over 43,000 of the wealthiest 0.1 percent of households were what the researchers dubbed “super emitters,” or those responsible for more than 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions per year.
Wealthiest 10% of U.S. households responsible for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions: study
The richest tenth of U.S. households are responsible for 40% of all the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a study published Thursday revealed, underscoring what progressives say is the need for regulations and taxes on carbon-intensive investments.Published in PLOS Climate, the study—which was led by University of Massachusetts, Amherst sustainability scientist Jared Starr—analyzed 30 years of U.S. household income data and the greenhouse gas e…
America's wealthiest 10% are responsible for 40% of its climate-crisis-causing emissions. Tax them, researchers say.
"Super emitters" earn about $11 million a year. In 15 days, their income can generate as much emissions as a lifetime of income for the bottom 10%.
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