America misled: the climate liars

Really, the title should be, “Humanity misled.”

This is an important new paper documenting the evidence of how Exxon and its cronies systematically campaigned against action to stop the climate catastrophe.

Key points

1. Internal corporate documents show that the fossil fuel industry has known about the reality of human-caused climate change for decades. Its response was to actively orchestrate and fund denial and disinformation so as to stifle action and protect its status quo business operations.

2. As the scientific consensus on climate change emerged and strengthened, the industry and its political allies attacked the consensus and exaggerated the uncertainties.

3. The fossil fuel industry offered no consistent alternative explanation for why the climate was changing — the goal was merely to undermine support for action.

4. The strategy, tactics, infrastructure, and rhetorical arguments and techniques used by fossil fuel interests to challenge the scientific evidence of climate change — including cherry picking, fake experts, and conspiracy theories — come straight out of the tobacco industry’s playbook for delaying tobacco control.

These key points reflect the position of experts studying climate denial and the history of fossil fuel interests, based on thousands of pages of documented evidence.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to America misled: the climate liars

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you for your comments, dear friends. I am afraid there is no fine or punishment severe enough to make up for ecocide — forcing earth into the 6th extinction event.
    But it’s all right. When the students burn down this school, you will find there are billions of other schools for souls in the universe.


  2. svenaake says:

    And now they have to face the consequences. Therer are hundreds of court cases lining up against the corrupt fossil fuel companies. Every time they have to appear in court, more of their lies will be exposed.

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