Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pointing fingers

Discover magazine features a gallery of images of Man's Greatest Crimes Against the Earth. These include, it seems, Bhopal, air and water pollution in China, mountaintop removal for coal and the illegal trade in bushmeat. Deforestation in Indonesia is also on the list; it makes the country the world's third largest contributor of greenhouse gases, we are helpfully told.

But there is no mention is made of emissions of greenhouse gases from the production and consumption of oil.

These 'nine saddest pictures on the planet' are sponsored by the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize.

In 2007 ConocoPhillips, the world's fifth largest refiner, produced 1,880,000 barrels of oil equivalent. [1]


1] 2007 Factbook, . Includes Syncrude but excludes LUKOIL.

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