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Your Call: What Exxon knew about climate change

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On the Oct 30th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss investigations by Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times, which reveal that Exxon Mobil knew about climate change as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue.

According to the reports, the oil giant has since spent millions of dollars to promote misinformation campaigns. How should these revelations change the media’s coverage of climate change and climate deniers? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Mark Hertsgaard, and you.

Guests:

Susanne Rust, award winning investigative environmental reporter at Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Jack Cushman,  environmental and energy reporter with Inside Climate News, and author of Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change

Web Resources:

LA Times: How Exxon went from leader to skeptic on climate change research

LA Times: What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic

ICN: How Exxon Overstates the Uncertainty in Climate Science

ICN: Exxon's Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels' Role in Global Warming Decades Ago