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Selected Press Coverage:

Frumhoff, Peter C. & Myles Allen (2017) Big Oil must pay for climate change. Now we can calculate how much, The Guardian, 7 September 2017.

Hulac, Benjamin (2017) Most atmospheric CO2 rise came from 90 companies — study, E&E / ClimateWire, 7 September 2017.

Magill, Bobby (2017) Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes, Climate Liability News, 7 September 2017.

Cousins, Farron (2017) New Study Links Greenhouse Gas Emissions Directly to Fossil Fuel Companies, DeSmog Blog, 8 September. 


News Update - 11 July 2017

Press Release: CAI, in collaboration with CDP, announces the publication of Carbon Majors Dataset 2017 of operational and product-use emissions attributed to one hundred major oil and gas and coal companies over the period from 1988 to 2015. The Dataset includes a Methodology Report and an Excel workbook of Scope 1 (Operational) and Scope 3 (product-related) emissions attributed to major fossil fuel producers around the world.

Griffin, Paul (2017) The Carbon Majors Database: CDP Carbon Majors Report 2017, 14 pp.

Griffin, Paul, Richard Heede, & Ian van der Vlugt (2017) The Carbon Majors Database: Methodology Report 2017, 9 pp.

Griffin, Paul, Richard Heede, & Ian van der Vlugt (2017) The Carbon Majors Database: 2017 Dataset Release, 6 worksheets.

 

News Update - 10 March 2017

CAI, in collaboration with CDP (London), announces the publication of operational and product-use emissions attributed to fifty major oil and gas companies over the period from 1988 to 2015.

Press Release: Carbon Majors 2015 update: six companies responsible for one-third of emissions from oil and gas sector since 1988.

The Climate Accountability Institute and CDP jointly announce the publication of the Carbon Majors Dataset. The Dataset points to the central role of the oil and gas sector in global carbon dioxide emissions and highlights the risks and opportunities of the industry to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Dataset updates the Carbon Majors database of operational and product-use emissions attributed to the largest fifty investor and state-owned oil and gas companies from 1988 to 2015. This updates the original work by Richard Heede (2014) Tracing anthropogenic CO2 and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers 1854-2010, Climatic Change, vol. 122(1):229-241; URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-013-0986-y?view=classic.

The Carbon Majors Database: Dataset 1.0 Methodology and Results: Report

The Carbon Majors Database: Dataset 1.0 Methodology and Results: Workbook

 

News Update - 14 November 2016

Update on the Congressional subpoena & other news, 14 November 2016

 

News Update 1 December 2015

The Climate Accountability Institute announces a new paper: Heede and Oreskes (2015) Potential emissions of CO2 and methane from proved reserves of fossil fuels: An alternative analysis, Global Environmental Change.

 

News Update August 2015

The Climate Accountability Institute announces a new paper by Frumhoff, Heede, & Oreskes: The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers.

A "powerful, and gutsy" paper —Denis Hayes, Bullitt Foundation

 

News Update December 3, 2014 

The Climate Accountability Institute is today releasing an update of the  Carbon Majors Project — detailing the emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries — through the year 2013. Papers and charts available here.

 

News Update December 15, 2014

The Climate Accountability Institute is today releasing an analysis of global fossil fuel and cement emissions of CO2 since 1751 that calculates the proportion emitted since 1988 ‹ when the evidence and risks of human-caused warming first became widely known.
Papers and charts available here.