Tag Archives: 1988

1989 Exxon Mobil article on “Greenhouse Science”

This 1989 document contains two articles from “Connections,” a yearly publication from Exxon’s Research and Engineering Company. The first article, written by Gord Thomson, Exxon’s VP of Marketing, discuss Exxon’s technology strategy for the future. The article quotes Exxon President Bill Stevens from 1988 stating “a focused effort is underway to enhance the quality image of Exxon […]

1988 Climate Institute North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change

December 6-8, 1988 an international group of dignitaries, politicians, scientists, economists, and industry representatives attended the Climate Institute’s second North American conference on “Preparing for Climate Change.” The following 731 page document contains the conference’s agenda, transcriptions of the various panelists’ remarks, and peer-reviewed articles related to climate change. In its totality, the book thoroughly […]

1988 Mobil “Environmental Health and Safety Review” Presentation

This document is a 1988 presentation given by Mobil researcher J. P. McCullough at a research and engineering executive team meeting on the status of Mobil’s Environmental Health and Safety Department. In the presentation, McCullough responds to a New York Times article that suggested a sharp cut in the use of fossil fuels would help […]

1988 Exxon Memo on the Greenhouse Effect

This document, revealed through a Los Angeles Times investigation, features statements by Joseph M. Carlson, an Exxon spokesperson. In the document, Carlson states that the “greenhouse effect” may be one of the most significant environmental issues of the 1990’s and that the main greenhouse gases are by-products of fossil fuels. Carlson admits that the increase of […]

1988 New York Times front page article, “Global Warming Has Begun”

This document contains a chart from a 1988 New York Times front page, which graphs the global temperature change since 1880. The graph, created by James Hansen, a leading expert on climate change at NASA, makes clear that global warming was a well-established fact that attracted wide public attention as early as 1988. The chart was used as evidence at […]

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1988 Shell Confidential Report “The Greenhouse Effect”

This 1988 Shell report, discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent, shines light on what the company knew about climate science, its own role in driving global CO2 emissions, the range of potential political and social responses to a warming world. The confidential report, “The Greenhouse Effect,” was authored by members of Shell’s Greenhouse Effect […]