In 1982 — more than 30 years ago — Exxon’s own scientists said this about climate change:
“Mitigation of the greenhouse effect would require major reductions in fossil fuel combustion ... There is concern among some scientific groups that once the effects are measurable, they might not be reversible ... There are some potentially catastrophic events that must be considered.”
But not only did they do nothing to stop their product from destroying the planet — Exxon gave money to groups pushing bad science disputing what they already knew to be true. They chose to protect their profits over the planet and our public health, and we’re all paying the price. Exxon must be held accountable.
Tell President Obama and the Department of Justice: Investigate Exxon for willfully misleading the public about the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Please bring Exxon to justice
Dear President Obama and the Department of Justice,
Exxon has known for decades that their dirty fossil fuels were significantly contributing to climate change and putting our planet and our public health at risk.
Thank you, [Your Name]
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