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The world’s richest people are most responsible for climate change

19 Mar 2020

The wealthiest top 10% globally use roughly 20 times more energy than the bottom 10%.

There are huge differences in the energy footprints of the rich and poor around the world—so, not surprisingly, the rich are far more responsible for climate change. A new study, based on European Union and World Bank data from 86 countries, found that the top 10% globally use roughly 20 times more energy than the bottom 10%.


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