Report Reveals Texas-Based ExxonMobil Predicted Global Warming In The 70's
WARMER TEMPERATURES - Researchers who have studied climate have recently revealed the ocean was the hottest ever recorded in 2022. Four basins of the seven world ocean regions: the North Pacific, North Atlantic, Mediterranean and southern oceans had the highest heat records since the 1950s.
This marks the fourth time in a row that ocean heat content has surpassed records broken the year prior. While these findings have been consistent over the past few years, scientists say the record heat is far from normal. And warmer oceans help create extreme weather events such as hurricanes, heavy rainfall, and tornados.
Oil and Gas companies have disputed the science of climate change with ExxonMobil being one of the loudest voices sowing doubt. However, a new report reveals that the Texas-based energy company knew that the planet was warming. According to the journal Science, since the 1970’s, scientists at Exxon recognized that global warming was real and accurately predicted its impact . Naomi Oreskes is a Harvard science history professor and a coauthor of the study - "Assessing Exxon-Mobil’s global warming projections".
"They (ExxonMobil) projected that over the coming decades burning fossil fuel would heat the planet by point two degrees each decade and that the effects would become evident by the year 2000,” Oreskes said.
Oreskes said the findings show that Exxon "knowingly misled" the public and governments about climate change. ExxonMobil denies the allegations.