The 2 Companies Most Responsible for the World's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to a recent study published in the scientific journal Climatic Change and reported by The Guardian, 90 companies have been responsible for nearly two-thirds of all carbon dioxide and methane gas emissions in the entire world since 1750.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins highlights the top two investor-owned companies, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  ) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX  ) . According to Jay, this should be a troubling revelation for long-term investors in these oil giants.

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  • Report this Comment On November 27, 2013, at 12:47 PM, dreamimmigrant wrote:

    And who uses the services of these companies? Millions of people including yourself. That's right. Stop using plastics, driving, computers and walk the talk.

  • Report this Comment On November 27, 2013, at 1:34 PM, toomuchgas wrote:

    They only show up as the biggest CO2 producers because of their size. Maybe they should break themselves up and they will no longer be the largest producers and everything will be wonderful.

  • Report this Comment On November 27, 2013, at 1:39 PM, Tserrof100 wrote:

    I think it is missleading and disingenuous to blame these companies, or any companies for that matter, for carbon and/or methane emmissions. They are simply providing the billions here on the earth with what we want. If no one wanted gas/oil/electricity, or anything requiring the use of these, there would be no emissions. Well except maybe for the millions and millions of fires for heat. Of course those would not be burning for long as we used up the trees.

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