Climate change is no longer an abstract concept that scientists and environmentalists discuss, but a reality of many people’s lives. Over the past few years record breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms, wildfires and shrinking icecaps, alongside the acidifying of the oceans as more CO2 dissolves, are just a small taste of what may come.

Scientist Richard Heede has done a research on the cumulative (historic) carbon emissions from 90 carbon producers, published in a paper called Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854-2010 which was peer reviewed this year and is now published in the journal Climatic Change.

Download Richard Heede’s report

You can also find a Greenpeace fact sheet here.