In an eight-month-long investigation, reporters at InsideClimate News found that big oil company Exxon knew the issue of climate change before it was public issue. They found that the company’s knowledge of climate change dates back to July 1977 by interviewing former Exxon employees, scientists and federal officials and analyzing hundreds of pages of internal documents.
Exxon has spent more than $30 million in an effort to promote climate denial, according to Greenpeace.
Doe this remind anyone of anything?
I can think of something. Remember when the public didn’t know that smoking was bad for them? And big tobacco companies knew. But kept it hush-hush? Yep, this is just like that. An issue of public health was overlooked in the benefit of the company and $$$.