An investigative reporting team has unearthed powerful evidence that oil and gas corporation Exxon conducted extensive scientific research in the late 1970’s through the 1980’s, that illustrated how their company’s products would dramatically change the Earth’s climate. Then they went to great efforts to bury the issue.

In extensive interviews with former Exxon employees, scientists and government officials, along with hundreds of pages of internal documents from Exxon, reporters at InsideClimate News (ICN) have discovered that Exxon (now ExxonMobil) conducted extensive research into global warming through increased carbon dioxide emissions between 1977 and 1986, in an effort to understand the impact their product would have on the Earth’s environment. read more