ExxonMobil: Humans Cause Global Warming, and it’s Serious

So their scientists said privately. Their PR said something else.

It was previously reported by NYT, LA Times, and others that ExxonMobil knew the science of climate change very well while publicly publishing advertorials to seed doubt among the public. Now, as reported by Wired, two scientists have done a systematic review of ExxonMobil internal documents to show how Exxon’s internal documents don’t match its external posture. Here are the results:

Not all oil companies are the same

Of course, it may be too much to expect oil companies to treat this issue honestly. But interestingly, Andy Skuce (an oil industry insider) notes that different oil companies have behaved differently on the issue of climate change:

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