Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

Is the Corporate Media Responsible For Climate Change (w/Guest Mark Pocan)

Why fact-checking can’t stop Trump’s lies

Private Empire: Author Steve Coll on State-Like Powers, Influence of Oil Giant Exxon Mobil

Published on May 4, 2012 Democracy Now!

DemocracyNow.org – We look at one of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world: Exxon Mobil. Last week, the corporate giant reported it earned $9.5 billion in profits in the first three months of this year — or almost $104 million per day. We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Coll who pulls back the curtain on Exxon Mobil in his exhaustive new book, “Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power.” “Exxon Mobil really sees itself as an independent sovereign in the world, almost the equivalent of a state,” Coll says. “They really are one of the most closed corporations headquartered in the United States.”

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ExxonMobil’s Dirty Secrets From Indonesia to Nigeria to D.C.: Steve Coll on “Private Empire”

Published on May 7, 2012
Democracy Now!

DemocracyNow.org – We continue our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Coll, author of the exhaustive book, “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” He examines controversial role ExxonMobil has played in Afghanistan and Indonesia, where it operated lucrative gas fields amidst a bloody war for independence. Coll also discusses the corporate giant’s involvement in the controversial natural gas drilling process known as “fracking” known as fracking, and the role of its lobbyists could play in the upcoming U.S. election. For Part 1 of this interview: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/4/…

Has Exxon Mobil misled the public about its climate change research?

Published on Nov 10, 2015 PBS NewsHour

Oil giant Exxon Mobil was recently subpoenaed by New York’s attorney general in an investigation of whether the company has intentionally downplayed the risks of climate change. Judy Woodruff hears from Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, and Kenneth Cohen, vice president of Public & Government Affairs for the Exxon Mobil Corporation. View the Full Story/Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/exxon-…

What Exxon Knew

Published on Dec 8, 2015

Newly released documents show that scientists at Exxon Oil Corporation conducted research on climate change and the greenhouse effect in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their conclusions were in accord with mainstream scientific groups in academia, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy, showing that global warming posed a serious problem, with potential “catastrophic effects.” Read the documents here: http://insideclimatenews.org/search_d… Read the Inside Climate series here http://insideclimatenews.org/news/150… Read the Los Angeles Times reporting here: http://graphics.latimes.com/exxon-arc… Read the letter from Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll to Exxon: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Exxon Researched Climate Change in 1977 | FRONTLINE

Published on Sep 16, 2015 FRONTLINE PBS | Official

A short FRONTLINE film about Exxon’s early research into climate change produced in collaboration with InsideClimate News. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW Produced by Tom Jennings Edited by Todd Downing Associate Producer Laura Fong Sound Roger Phenix Composer Jack Ketch ARCHIVE: C-Span Exxon Mobil Historical Collection, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin Getty Images NASA

Exxon’s Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger: Docs Suggest All Major Oil Giants Have Lied Since 1970s

Published on Dec 31, 2015
Democracy Now!

Democracynow.org – 2015, the hottest on record, was also the year ExxonMobil was caught in a more than three-decade lie. Internal documents revealed Exxon knew that fossil fuels cause global warming in the 1970s, but hid that information from the public. Now it turns out that Exxon isn’t alone. A new exposé from InsideClimate News reveals nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company was likely aware of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change at the same time as Exxon. We are joined by Neela Banerjee, the InsideClimate News reporter who broke this story.

What is peak oil, and will fracking buy us time?

PBS NewsHour
Published on May 23, 2014
PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about why the money the U.S. printed after the financial crash would have been better spent on alternative energy rather than on the banks.

Exxon Mobil Knew But Hid the Links Between Oil and Catastrophic Climate Change

Published on Aug 27, 2017 TheRealNews

Leading expert on the climate denier playbook, Naomi Oreskes, discusses her groundbreaking new study and larger story of disinformation and doubt about climate change that has been promoted in U.S. for almost three decades

‘This is our sacred land’: Native American tribe sets up Brown University encampment

RT Published on Aug 30, 2017
A Native American tribe has set up an encampment on a mountain in Rhode Island, seeking to reclaim ancestral land from Brown University. The Pokanoket tribe says that Brown obtained the land improperly. The Ivy League school disagrees.