Before I turn in for the night – the State of California has launched law suits against 6 car companies (GM, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chrysler & Nissan) under the Federal Common Law of Public Nuisance. It contains this rather enlightening quote:
Defendants’ motor vehicle emissions in the United States account for approximately nice percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions
I don’t suppose I should be amazed by that, but it’s still a staggering statement – vehicle use in the US alone accounts for ~ 9% of global CO2 output.
On a related note, a friend and colleague (also called Chris) sent me a link to a site called ExxonSecrets.org where you can find out about the web of anti-climate-change organisations that get funding from Exxon and how they are connected.