The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit | Owen Jones

The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit | Owen Jones

Oil companies knew 50 years ago the huge damage they were doing. Their motive to ignore it is the same now as it was then

Capitalism is on a collision course with human life and the future of our planet. Each year, air pollution takes more lives than smoking: the last estimate suggests 8.8m deaths across the world, compared with 7m from cigarettes.

Related: Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal

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