Study: Exxon scientists predicted current climate change 40 years ago

Source: The Hill

“Scientists at oil giant ExxonMobil accurately forecast present-day climate change going back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new study has found. The findings by Harvard and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research are ‘the nail-in-the-coffin of ExxonMobil’s claims that it has been falsely accused of climate malfeasance,’ lead author Geoffrey Supran, a research associate at Harvard, asserted in a statement. The majority of the company’s internal climate predictions prepared during that period — between 63 and 83 percent of Exxon’s files — have closely matched actual global warming, according to the paper set to be published on Thursday in Environmental Research Letters. …Exxon spokespeople now charge that allegations the company misled the public are ignoring that there was scientific dispute within the company — even if a broad majority of company scientists turned out data supporting the role of fossil fuel burning in climate change.” (01/12/23)