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More evidence answering the question, "When did Exxon Know?".


More evidence answering the question, "When did Exxon Know?".

In 1978, Exxon most likely knew that C O 2 creates global warming by altering the atmosphere's chemistry.

Exxon's subsidiary, Imperial Oil of Canada, produced a report in 1980 highlighting its activities between 1978 and 1979. The report, "Review of Environmental Protection," suggestively points to C O 2 atmospheric density and deforestation as harmful to the atmosphere.

The review states: "it is assumed that the major contributors of C O 2 are the burning of fossil fuels. There is no doubt that increases in fossil fuel usage and decreases of forest cover are aggravating the potential problem of increased CO2 in the atmosphere. Technology exists to remove C O 2 from stack gases but removal of only 50% of the C O 2 would double the cost of power generation.”

Exxon's corporate offices in this Imperial Oil document were on Exxon's international distribution list. European offices were among these.

Lest we forget, President Johnson warned us of global warming in 1965, 15 years earlier.

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