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1982 Exxon Memo Cutting CO2 Research Program Budget

Memo from the Exxon Science and Technology Department to CRL/CO2 Research Program reducing 1982 budget for research into the CO2 problem to be cut from $900,000 to $385,000 immediately, and to just $150,000 the following year. [documentcloud url=”https: …

1981 Internal Exxon “CO2 Position Statement”

On May 15, 1981, Henry Shaw, a manager with Exxon Research & Engineering’s Technology Feasibility center, sent a “Preliminary Statement of Exxon’s Position on the Growth of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide” to Edward. E David Jr., president of the Exxon  …

1981 Exxon Report on Potential Climate Change Research Programs

This 1981 document contains a scoping study conducted by Exxon to determine whether the company should develop a more comprehensive research plan to address climate change and atmospheric C02 levels. In sum, the study concludes that Exxon should not expand …

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1980 National Commission on Air Quality Carbon Dioxide Workshop

As first brought to light by Nathaniel Rich’s NYT magazine article “Losing Earth,” this document is a transcript of a 1980 meeting held by the National Commission on Air Quality (NCAQ). The meeting, requested by Congress, was held to discuss the socie …

1980 Internal Exxon Memorandum: Greenhouse Program

June 9, 1980 internal memorandum from Exxon Research and Engineering’s H.N. Weinberg to H. Shaw and N.R. Werthamer about Exxon’s CO2 research initiative, the “Greenhouse Program.” Shaw was a manager of the Environmental Area in Exxon Research & …

1980 Memo on Exxon’s View and Position on the Greenhouse Effect

January 29, 1980 memo from Exxon’s Walt Eckelmann to Morey O’Loughlin on Exxon Science and Technology Department’s view and position on greenhouse effect. The memo is in response to O’Loughlin’s inquiry. Eckelmann writes that the Exxon Science and Technolo …


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