Exxon has misled Americans on climate change for decades. Here’s how to fight back

Today, the state of New York will face off with ExxonMobil for oral arguments in the trial alleging that the company misled investors by providing false assurances that the company was adequately costing climate-related risks. But win or lose, that doesn’t mean an end to deliberate misinformation campaigns.Here’s what we should all know about how to resist those efforts by Exxon and other big corporate actors.

Scientists have known for decades that the burning of fossil fuels is causing climate change.There is so much evidence that at least 97% of climate scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.It’s as settled as the link between smoking and cancer.

The fossil fuel industry has known about the role of its products in global warming for 60 years.Exxon’s own scientists warned their managers 40 years ago of “potentially catastrophic events”.

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