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

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Panorama of a city business district with office buildings and skyscrapers and superimposed data, charts and diagrams related to stock market, currency exchange and global finance. Blue line graphs with numbers and exchange rates, candlestick charts and financial figures fill the image with a glowing light. Sunset light.

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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