5-speed listening (Billionaires' CO2 Emissions - Level 0)

Billionaires create a million times more CO2






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Business, homes and cows damage the environment. A report from a charity said billionaires also cause damage. The average billionaire creates three million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This is a million times more than an average person creates. Billionaires create as much CO2 as France.

Luxury yachts and private jets mean billionaires have a huge carbon footprint. The charity said: "The…growing responsibility of wealthy people for overall emissions is rarely discussed…in climate policy making." It added: "Billionaires have a huge responsibility for…climate breakdown. They have escaped accountability."

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