The Climate Accountability Scorecard – Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action

The major fossil fuel producers bear a particular responsibility for climate change.

Not only do their products cause a buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, but many of these companies have also worked systematically to block laws or regulations that would reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, in some cases by spreading disinformation about climate science (Mulvey et al. 2015). Furthermore, these companies continue to encourage, plan for, and invest in expanded and unabated fossil fuel use—despite fully understanding the adverse climate impacts of their products and having the technical and financial capacity to facilitate the transition to low-carbon energy (Frumhoff, Heede, and Oreskes 2015).



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