In the first quarter of 2012, the five big oil companies (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell) earned a whopping $368 million per day.
If these subsidies were cut, the International Energy Agency estimates that the planet could cut global-warming-causing emissions in half and significantly contribute to preventing a two-degree temperature rise, the number most scientists say we need to stay under to prevent runaway climate change.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the best tweets so far.
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