The Climate GroupDisrupt Dirty PowerCarbon Visuals: HomeThe Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate DisinformationFor nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change. Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers"—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests. Each collection provides an illuminating inside look at this coordinated campaign of deception, an effort underwritten by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, Peabody Energy, and other members of the fossil fuel industry. View on mobile | View full-screen | Download high-resolution images The climate deception dossiers Containing 85 internal memos totaling more than 330 pages, the seven dossiers reveal a range of deceptive tactics deployed by the fossil fuel industry. The documents clearly show that: The result?
The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media | Connecting scientists, journalists, and communicatorsthe consensus projectClimate Change Health Impact & Prevention | Climate CHIPHow farmers can help fight climate changeThe other week, I spent some time interviewing several business leaders for the North Carolina Sustainability CEnter, asking them about their reactions to President Obama's climate speach. Their responses were decidedly mixed, but one discussion stayed with me. When I asked Charles Sydnor, the owner of Braeburn Farm, about the urgency of climate policy for his industry—he had this to say: "As a farmer, when we look at climate change there are two sides to the story – but we only really talk about one – namely the production of greenhouse gases. Yet agriculture should be part of the solution. I can take you to places right now where crops are grown year-after-year-after-year without tilling the land, and where there is increased carbon sequestration year-after-year. Sydnor has a powerful point. No-till farming NRCS Soil Health/CC BY 2.0 Soil has the potential to store huge amounts of carbon. Producing renewable energy Spearheading conservation jyri/CC BY 2.0 Innovating new ways of growing