Climate Damage Assessment: Assessing the Full Cost of 40 Years of Profits, Lies, and Deception from the Fossil-Fuel Industries | EV & N – 254 – CCTV

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YouTube version:
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For 40 years fossil fuel corporations have lied to and deceived their investors, government regulators, the U.S. Congress and the world at large.  The results of their own internally conducted scientific research revealed that climate change was enhanced by the carbon emissions from the products they kept selling for record profits to the public.

As the scientific community around the world was reaching a consensus opinion on this same issue toward the end of the 1980s, Exxon executives made the decision to oppose the mounting scientific evidence by funding a large array front groups and newly created organizations whose principal goal was to deny the influence of carbon dioxide on climate change and confuse the public discussion of public policy to limit the use of fossil fuels.

Exxon’s funding of climate denial groups and activities paved the way for the elaboration of this technique by other petroleum giants and by the Koch brothers in order to confuse the public and forestall any serious government policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions.  See:

and

as well as the reports:

Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb: The Case for Keeping the Koch Brothers’ Tar Sands Assets in the Ground (free download)
Victor Menotti (2015)

Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb: The Koch Brothers and the Keystone XL Pipeline (free download)
Victor Menotti (2013)

Faces Behind a Global Crisis
: US Carbon Billionaires and the UN Climate Deal (free download)
Victor Menotti (2012)

The Kochs and Clean Energy Jobs (free download)
Victor Menotti (2012)

Outing the Oligarchy: Billionaires Who Benefit from Today’s Climate Crisis (free download)
Victor Menotti (2012)

For a discussion of the fact that Big Oil should be held accountable for the damages related to recent hurricanes, see:

 

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