The gas and oil industry spent decades denying that climate change was a threat, but now-public industry documents show that oil executives and the scientists on their payroll have known for nearly a century that their products were negatively impacting the atmosphere. So what did they know, when did they know it and what did they do to stop it?
Fossil Fuel ‘Inactivists' Are Still Trying to Distract From Real Progress on Climate Change: Michael E. Mann
“Greenwashing” is when fossil fuel companies present themselves as working to solve the climate change crisis, when in fact they are just creating distractions from real progress. Leading climate scientist and author of “The New Climate War” Michael E. Mann joined LX News to discuss the obstacles that remain to winning the war and why systemic change is needed now.
At the height of coronavirus lockdowns, fossil fuel emissions plummeted and air and water quality were noticeably improved. Now those emissions are roaring back. Professor Rob Jackson explains why structural changes to transportation and other industries are needed to return to those previous lows.