Created on April 27, 2023
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THE EFFECTS OF THE RICH
World's richest billionaires cause 393 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year
According to National Park Service, Rising temperatures lead to more frequent droughts, wildfires, and invasive pest outbreaks, leading to the loss of plant species.
An eruption of Italy’s Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, does not produce “10,000 times” more carbon dioxide (CO2) than “mankind has in our entire time on earth”. https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-volcanoes-co2/fact-check-volcanoes-do-not-produce-more-co2-emissions-than-human-activity-idUSL1N2XV1HA
Research by the international charity found that the investments of just 125 billionaires emit 393 million tonnes of CO2 each year, equivalent to the yearly emissions of 85 million cars!
Human activities have raised the atmosphere's carbon dioxide content by 50% in less than 200 years. -NASA