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Oil Company Exxon Knew About The Scientific Reality Of Climate Change In 1981

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

?Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers,? the Washington Post wrote last month. The Pope?s climate encyclical focused on the immorality of climate inaction ? which makes the immorality of knowingly spreading disinformation for the purpose of delaying action all the more base.

Now the Union of Concerned Scientists has disclosed an email revealing that Exxon understood the scientific reality of climate change as far back as 1981. ?Other companies, such as Mobil, only became aware of the issue in 1988, when it first became a political issue,? Exxon?s former in-house climate expert, chemical engineer Leonard S. Bernstein wrote last year. The 30-year veteran of Mobil and Exxon explained:

Exxon first got interested in climate change in 1981 because it was seeking to develop the Natuna gas field off Indonesia. This is an immense reserve of natural gas, but it is 70% CO2. That CO2 would have to be separated to…

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July 13, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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