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1998 American Petroleum Institute Global Climate Science Communications Team Action Plan

April 3, 1998, American Petroleum Institute’s secret plan was launched – the Global Climate Science Communications Team. The plan was created the year after the Kyoto Protocol was signed. It was developed by representatives from Exxon, specifically Randy Randol. The plan includes a multimillion dollar, multi-year budget to install “uncertainty” in the public policy arena.  Target audiences […]

1997 Mobil’s Global Climate Change Brochure

Mobil Chairman, President, and CEO, Lucio Noto, releases the company’s brochure on global climate change. Language in the brochure is similar to a November 1997 document prepared by Mobil’s General Manager of Government Relations, Anthony Corso. The brochure emphasizes that manmade carbon dioxide emissions account for 3% of total carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, and […]

1997 Exxon’s Lee Raymond Speech at World Petroleum Congress

October 13, 1997, Exxon Corporation’s Lee Raymond, chairman and CEO, spoke at the World Petroleum Congress in Beijing, China. Lee Raymond was speaking two months in advance of the Third Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 3), in Kyoto, Japan. Lee Raymond said that there are parties asking for binding agreements to cut the use of […]

1996 Exxon’s Lee Raymond “Climate change: don’t ignore the facts”

In the fall of 1996, Lee R. Raymond Chairman, Exxon Corporation, had an article published in the oil company’s publication, The Lamp. The title of the article was, “Climate change: don’t ignore the facts.” Raymond wrote, “Proponents of the global warming theory say that higher levels of greenhouse gases — especially carbon dioxide — are causing […]

1993 Mobil Foundation Grant Recommendations For 1994 Budget

In June and July 1993, Mobil’s Research, Engineering, and Environmental Affairs department put together their 1994 foundation grant recommendations. The booklet includes the organization, amount of the proposed grant, purpose of the grant, and details for each grant the “benefits to Mobil.” Here are some telling revelations into how Mobil viewed contributions from its foundation: Mobil […]

1984 Exxon Report on Climate Modeling and CO2 Effects

February 2, 1984 report from Andrew J. Callegari on Exxon Corporate Research Program to provide Exxon with a source of expertise in an area which could have a major impact on the future business environment, and contribute to a broad scientific investigation of CO2 effects. The Callegari report includes slides on the consensus of climate models […]

Mobil GHG Effect

1983 Mobil Memo on the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect

June 1, 1983 Mobil Oil Corporation status report published in the company’s environmental affairs and toxicology department discusses the atmospheric greenhouse effect, and asks the question, “is burning fossil fuels affecting world climate?” The Mobil status report notes that there are some scientists calling for actions to be made soon because of the “extremely long […]

1983 J. P. McCullough presentation to the wives of Mobil managers

This document is a 1983 draft presentation given by Mobil’s J. P. McCullough to the wives of Mobil’s research and engineering managers. McCullough wants to have the wives understand a few points “behind the newspaper headlines, and the TV news pictures.” McCullough talks about acid rain and how policies to limit sulfur dioxide emissions are […]

1982 Memo to Exxon Management about CO2 Greenhouse Effect

November 12, 1982 Exxon’s M.B. Glaser, manager of the Environmental Affairs Program, sends a memo to Exxon management on the CO2 greenhouse effect intended for the management staff to familiarize themselves with the subject. Glaser includes the April 1, 1982 “CO2 Greenhouse Effect: Technical Review” report. In Glaser’s summary to management, he writes that the […]