Oil corporations’ cover-up about CO2

Well I never:


Apparently some Californian newspapers were discussing the danger of global warming in the 1950s. It was of course, the background to the 1973 film ‘Soylent Green’. The common excuse that “we did not know then what we now know’ will not wash.

There has been a history of denial, evasion, diversion, direct obstruction and foot-dragging on this matter and many more. Think back to leaded petrol and thalidomide, for example. That is why we need to dismantle the power structures and business arrangements that facilitated what, in effect, is criminal behaviour.

The oil industry’s leading pollution-control consultants advised the American Petroleum Institute in 1968 that carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels deserved as much…

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