Almost All Major Oil Companies Have Known About Global Warming Since the 1970s


Between 1979 and 1983, the American Petroleum Institute, the industry's most powerful lobby group, ran a task force for fossil fuel companies to 'monitor and share climate research.' (photo: Felipe Sasso/Albert Mock/Mike Mozart/Kristian Bjonard)
Between 1979 and 1983, the American Petroleum Institute, the industry’s most powerful lobby group, ran a task force for fossil fuel companies to ‘monitor and share climate research.’ (photo: Felipe Sasso/Albert Mock/Mike Mozart/Kristian Bjonard)

 

Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams | Reader Supported News | December 26, 2015

t wasn’t just Exxon that knew fossil fuels were cooking the planet.

New investigative reporting by Neela Banerjee with Inside Climate News revealed on Tuesday that scientists and engineers from nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company may have for decades known about the impacts of carbon emissions on the climate.

Between 1979 and 1983, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the industry’s most powerful lobby group, ran a task force for fossil fuel companies to “monitor and share climate research,” according to internal documents obtained by Inside Climate News.

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