The Rich are mostly responsible for climate change

It found that the average carbon footprint in the top 1% of emitters was more than 75-times higher than in the bottom 50%. Chancel tells Carbon Brief that “people who think about carbon footprints just from the point of view of consumption don’t have the entire picture”. By using a “systematic combination of tax data, household surveys and input-output tables” the new study is able to more fully represent the emissions of the very wealthy, it says. link to complete article