Exxon Knew about Climate Change almost 40 years ago
A new investigation shows the oil company understood the science before it became a public issue and spent millions to promote misinformation
By Shannon Hall on October 26, 2015
For links to the following listed Key Documents link to EXXONKNEW.ORG
Exxon’s decades of deceit
A timeline of what Exxon knew about climate science, and what they’ve done to deny, hide, and muddy the truth.
Top Ten Documents Every Reporter Covering Exxon-Mobil Should Know
Originally published by Kert Davies with the Climate Investigations Center
If you are a reporter covering ExxonMobil and the unfolding #ExxonKnew investigations underway in several states, the story can get very complex.
Exxon is claiming it did nothing wrong. Exxon’s paid accomplices are martyring themselves and screaming about the First Amendment.
We thought we would take it back to basics – the source documents. We created an online file cabinet of the key documents that have been revealed by
investigative journalists over the past nine months and those in our Exxon archives from 25 years of watching the climate denial machine at work.
We will add documents as they arrive on our desks.
These documents all live at ClimateFiles.com, an archive built on the Document Cloud platform familiar to journalists, created with a grant by the Knight Foundation.
1. 1998 American Petroleum Institute Global Climate Science Communications Plan
2. 1980 Imperial Oil’s Review of Environmental Protection Activities for 1978-1979
3. 1981 Letter from Esso scientist on impact of Natural Gas Project CO2 emissions
4. 1995 Global Climate Coalition draft primer Predicting Future Climate Change a Primer
5. 1996 Exxon publication “Global Warming – Who’s Right?”
6. 1997 Lee Raymond speech at China World Petroleum Congress
7. 1998 ExxonMobil Pamphlet: Global Climate Change – everyone’s debate
8. 2000 ExxonMobil publishes collection of New York Times Op-ad series on climate change
9. 2001 FOIA-ed memo from Exxon Mobil’s Randy Randol to Bush Administration
Another 2002 memo from Randy Randol
10. 2006 ExxonMobil Heartland Institute DCI Group meeting targeting Clean Air Act