Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy

McKibben, Bill
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2987359/scandal_exxon_knew_about_climate_change_boosted_denialism_misled_shareholders_went_carbon_heavy.html

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  09/03/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18994

One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversible' effects of increasing fossil fuel consumption, but chose to cover up the findings, spread misinformation on climate change, and go for high carbon energy sources.

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