The lifestyles of the richest 42 million people are emitting more greenhouse gas than the poorest 3.8 billion people.

by User_Name13

www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0402-3.epdf?shared_access_token=7OPeT83SpqkdK7TJh8Yra9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NgXOyro3PW5-YFOp4drdu9crvYlL8Kf1-UbdyVKRxNBAuaBNpX6G8ddPkQda-O8IHjl0V95DxApFTR_pOg3hux2NQH6YnjvA6Y2scuZx0ZAnouQyAj5-OV-vjrs6HVGzU%3D

This is just something to remember when the corporate media scaremongers around the idea of addressing climate change by saying that the average person is responsible for it because they eat cheeseburgers and drive a car.

The wealthiest 42 million people on Earth, have a larger collective carbon footprint, than the poorest 3.8 billion people do.

Yet anytime the issue of addressing climate change crops up in the Corporate Media, all of the onus for climate change is placed on the average person. Yet I never hear Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow or Sean Hannity address the point that people like them, the moneyed elite, emit more than the poorest half of the planet.

That’s because the Corporate Media wants you to ignore the fact that rich people like their millionaire talking heads, and their billionaire, oligarch owners, are way, waaaay, more responsible for climate change than your average working person sitting at home watching the news.

These millionaires and billionaires live Jetsetter lives of lavish luxury that the average person couldn’t even imagine, with private jets, private cars that chauffeur them around everywhere etc.

So this right here is an inconvenient fact that the Corporate Media would like you to ignore.

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