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2007 Statement of Dr. James McCarthy Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight House Science Committee

March 28, 2007 testimony of James McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University and former co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Third IPCC Assessment) testifying that Bush Administration appointees and a network of organizations funded ExxonMobil distorted and suppressed climate science, so as to confuse the American public. […]

2001 State Department Briefing for Follow-Up Exxon Meeting

This briefing was sent to Paula Dobriansky, who in 2001 was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She was also the head of delegation and the lead negotiator on US climate change policy[NN1]. The document was authored by then Acting Assistant Secretary for The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs […]

1996 Exxon Publication: “Global Warming: who’s right?”

Exxon Corporation’s Fall 1996 Publication, “Global warming: who’s right? Facts about a debate that’s turned up more questions than answers,” includes a statement by then Exxon CEO Lee Raymond trumping up uncertainty in the science behind global warming as well as the cost of a carbon-restricted market. Relying on economic analysis and emphasizing scientific uncertainty, […]

1995 Shell Management Brief “Climate Change”

In February 1995, a management briefing titled “Climate Change” was internally circulated by the Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (“Shell”). This document, unearthed by Jelmer Mommers from journalism platform De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents, appears to build off of research from “The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect” report (1994). Information from both reports […]

1994 Shell Report “The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect – A review of scientific aspects”

In December 1994, Royal Dutch Shell’s (“Shell”) Environmental Advisor, Peter Langcake published a scientific update titled “The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect: A review of the Scientific Aspects.” Unearthed by Jelmer Mommers from journalism platform De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents, this report outlined the company’s “major developments in scientific understanding and the implications […]