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The Electricity Industry Quietly Spread Climate Denial for Years – The Atlantic

The MIT professor was unequivocal. “If we had to stop producing CO₂, no coal, oil, or gas could be burned,” Carroll Wilson declared. The world would have to adopt nuclear energy en masse and perhaps even turn to “electric motor…

The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change – BBC

At stake was a contract worth half a million dollars a year – about £850,000 in today’s money. The prospective client, the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) – which represented the oil, coal, auto, utilities, steel, and rail industries – was…

Darren Aronofsky’s Climate Series “Black Gold” Exposes ExxonMobil Cover-Up – Sierra Club

In July 1977, ExxonMobil senior scientist James Black delivered a presentation before a group of powerful figures in the oil industry. His research showed that carbon dioxide from the use of fossil fuels would likely warm the planet and potentially…

Art World Aims for Sustainability as Climate Change Continues

Last month, a man disguised as an older woman sitting in a wheelchair brazenly smeared cream pastry onto Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work, the Mona Lisa. The painting, which hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, is shielded behind…

White House science office to hold first event on countering climate change denial and delay – The Washington Post

“Clearly, we see tangible evidence of climate change all around us with sea-level rise, increases in extreme heat, increases in drought, wildfires, ocean acidification [and] floods,” Lubchenco said in a phone interview. Advertisement Story continues below advertisement “What we’re seeing…

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) – The Guardian

In August 1974, the CIA produced a study on “climatological research as it pertains to intelligence problems”. The diagnosis was dramatic. It warned of the emergence of a new era of weird weather, leading to political unrest and mass migration…

How oil capitalists conspired to spread climate change denialism — in 1988 – Salon

In the summer of 1988, the United States experienced the worst heat waves and droughts since the Dust Bowl. Ominous images of burning forests, withering fields and sweltering cities filled the American press and elicited nervous suspicion: was this the…

A Woman Warned GM about Warming, But Men Didn’t Listen – Scientific American

A General Motors scientist who conducted pioneering research on climate change in the 1960s says she faced sexism that made it difficult to do her job. Ruth Reck’s allegations raise questions about whether GM executives dismissed or downplayed her findings…

INVESTIGATION: Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago – E&E News

First story in an investigation. Read the second story here. Scientists at two of America’s biggest automakers knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change, a monthslong investigation by E&E News has found. The discoveries by…

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