Friday, September 13, 2013

Top 50 Emitters Threaten Global Climate Effort, CDP Says

Growing pollution at 50 of the world’s biggest-emitting companies threatens to undermine global efforts to contain rising temperatures, according to a report by CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Carbon emissions from the 50 top emitters in the FT Global 500, including ArcelorMittal (MT), RWE AG, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Exxon Mobil Corp., rose an average 1.7 percent a year since 2009 to 2.54 billion metric tons in 2012, the report shows. Those 50 pump out 75 percent of all emissions reported by the Global 500.

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