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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 […]

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 […]

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1982 API “Climate Models and CO2 Warming: A Selective Review and Summary”

“Climate Models and CO2 Warming: A Selective Review and Summary” prepared for the American Petroleum Institute by the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory March 16, 1982. The report includes a discussion on the types of models used to predict anthropocentric climate change. The report also highlights the fact that carbon dioxide concentration has increased since the beginning […]

1981 Exxon Report on Potential Climate Change Research Programs

This 1981 document contains an 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 its climate change research and development because its current programs “are adequate to serve […]

1980 Exxon Draft Statement and Comments on National Committee of Air Quality on Climate Change Risks and Policy Recommendations

Exxon Scientists Henry Shaw provides draft comments on the National Committee of Air Quality CO2 Workshop regarding rising levels of carbon dioxide and harmful impacts to society and the environment. These comments, dated December 5, 1980, also make policy recommendations for national and international action to reduce carbon emissions “attributed primarily to the combustion of […]

Imperial Oil’s 1980 Review of Environmental Protection Activities for 1978-1979

A 1980 report, “Review of Environmental Protection Activities for 1978-1979,” produced by Imperial Oil, Exxon’s Canadian subsidiary, again suggests that Exxon knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere in the 1970s. Lines in the document include: “It is assumed that the major contributors of CO2 are the burning of fossil fuels… There is no doubt […]