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1995 Global Climate Coalition Draft Climate Change Science Primer

A draft primer on climate change dated December 1995 after the IPCC 2nd assessment. The document acknowledged the scientific consensus of climate change while explaining how uncertainty could still be stated. The last five pages on counterarguments were eliminated from the public version of the primer. The draft was created by Lenny Bernstein of Mobil […]

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. Share this post on your feed Twitter Facebook Google+

1981 Exxon Memo on Possible Emission Consequences of Fossil Fuel Consumption

August 18, 1981 memo from Exxon’s Roger Cohen to Exxon’s Werner Glass with comments about Glass’ draft report on possible consequences of fossil fuel consumption out to 2030. Cohen writes that it is very likely “we will unambiguously recognize the threat by the year 2000 because of advances in climate modeling and the beginning of real […]

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 Technology Department views the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a “potentially serious problem requiring the results […]