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Larry Schwartz – 9 Industries That Are Cashing In as Our Planet Heats Up

Despite the fact that 98% of climatologists accept manmade climate change as a fact, almost a quarter of Americans [3] still believe that climate science is junk science and that global warming is a grand hoax. Major oil companies have poured a lot of money into fueling climate skepticism. But while Big Oil wants to keep the public fooled, the major players in the industry, like Exxon and Shell, know better. They also stand to profit handsomely from a hotter planet. And they are not the only ones. Manmade climate change, caused by the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting widespread emission of CO2 into the atmosphere, may be a catastrophe for most humans and non-human species, but for a select group of industries, global warming represents just another opportunity to make money.

Here are nine industries that will profit at the expense of the planet.

1. Big Oil

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