As ExxonMobil responded to news reports in 2015 that said that the company had spread doubt about the risks of climate change despite its own extensive research in the field, it urged the public to “read the documents” for themselves.
Now two Harvard researchers have done just that, reviewing nearly 200 documents representing Exxon’s research and its public statements and concluding that the company “misled the public” about climate change even as its own scientists were recognizing greenhouse gas emissions as a risk to the planet. Read the full report in pdf form.
Read the NYT op-ed by the authors of the report,
In short, ExxonMobil contributed quietly to climate science and loudly to raising doubts about it.
Infographic from a 2015 Inside Climate News report