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Revealed: Exxon made ‘breathtakingly’ accurate climate predictions in 1970s and 80s

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Oil company drove some of the leading science of the era only to publicly dismiss global heating

The Guardian, Jan. 12, 2023

The oil giant Exxon privately “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” only to then spend decades publicly rubbishing such science in order to protect its core business, new research has found.

A trove of internal documents and research papers has previously established that Exxon knew of the dangers of global heating from at least the 1970s, with other oil industry bodies knowing of the risk even earlier, from around the 1950s. They forcefully and successfully mobilized against the science to stymie any action to reduce fossil fuel use.

A new study, however, has made clear that Exxon’s scientists were uncannily accurate in their projections from the 1970s onwards, predicting an upward curve of global temperatures and carbon dioxide emissions that is close to matching what actually occurred as the world heated up at a pace not seen in millions of years.  

continuing reading:  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jan/12/exxon-climate-change-global-warming-research

 

 

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