29 Aug '17, 3pm

Exxon knew climate change was real, ads told public it wasn't

Exxon knew climate change was real, ads told public it wasn't

John Voelcker Aug 29, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Oil well (photo by John Hill) Enlarge Photo Sometimes it's best not to dare the public to do the research, especially if you're trying to persuade them of something that isn't true. Almost two years ago, Inside Climate News published a significant expose that confirmed Exxon's own scientists had agreed that human carbon emissions contributed to global warming as early as July 1977. But as the company's scientists grew steadily more convinced of that fact over more than three decades, Exxon's ads to the public increasingly cast doubt on the same science. DON'T MISS: Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in report That revelation, also covered by the Los Angeles Times, focused huge public attention on the discrepancy between Exxon's internal understanding of climate science and its efforts to c...

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