Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad'
I’m well aware that with Paris looming it’s time to be hopeful, and I’m willing to try. Even amid the record heat and flooding of the present, there are good signs for the future in the rising climate movement and the falling cost of solar. But before we get to past and present there’s some past to be reckoned with, and before we get to hope there’s some deep, blood-red anger. In the last three weeks, two separate teams of journalists — the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters at the website Inside Climate News and another crew composed of Los Angeles Times veterans and up-and-comers at the Columbia Journalism School — have begun publishing the results of a pair of independent investigations into ExxonMobil. To be specific: But of course Exxon did dispute that fact. They helped organise campaigns designed to instil doubt, borrowing tactics and personnel from the tobacco industry’s similar fight. I’m aware that anger at this point does little good.
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