Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2023
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JASON FOCHTMAN/HOUSTON CHRONICLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Exxon Mobil issued its first public statement that burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change in 2006, following years of denial. In public forums, the company argued that the risk of serious impact on the environment justified global action. 

Yet behind closed doors, Exxon took a very different tack: Its executives strategized over how to diminish concerns about warming temperatures, and they sought to muddle scientific findings that might hurt its oil-and-gas business, according to internal Exxon documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and interviews with former executives.

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