Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1060/29715
The Socialist 16 October 2019 |
Join the Socialist
| Audio | PDF | ebook
London climate strike 20 September 2019, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Just 20 fossil fuel companies are directly linked to more than one third of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1965. The company top of the list - Saudi Aramco - is responsible for 4.38% on its own while the top four privately-owned firms - Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell - have contributed 10%.
The list shows both the need for nationalisation and public ownership of these companies - but as many on the list are already state owned - also the need to go further and run these companies under democratic workers' control and management as part of a planned socialist economy.