Exxon’s Climate Denial Caused Decades of Delay

business_ethics_highlights_2Many companies end up accused of wrongdoing. Some get accused of major, long-term wrongdoing. Relatively few get accused of major, long-term wrongdoing that could have a disastrous impact on the entire planet. Hello, Exxon. The piece below is by Harvard professor Naomi Orestes, who makes just such an accusation. >>>

LINK: Exxon’s Climate Concealment (by Naomi Oreskes for NYT)

…Government and academic scientists alerted policy makers to the potential threat of human-driven climate change in the 1960s and ’70s, but at that time climate change was still a prediction. By the late 1980s it had become an observed fact.

But Exxon was sending a different message, even though its own evidence contradicted its public claim that the science was highly uncertain and no one really knew whether the climate was changing or, if it was changing, what was causing it…..

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