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Your Call's One Planet Debut: Exxon's history of climate denial

In 2015, a massive investigation by Inside Climate News and the LA Times detailed how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial.

Harvard researchers recently established that ExxonMobil misled the public about the state of climate science and its implications. Several cities including Oakland and San Francisco are talking legal action. How should ExxonMobil be held responsible?


Geoffrey Supran, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University

Neela Banerjee, reporter for Inside Climate News 

Web Resources:

Environ. Res. Lett: Assessing ExxonMobil’s climate change communications (1977-2014)

InsideClimate News: Trial Date Set for Children’s Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government

InsideClimate News: Exxon: The road not taken

The NY Times: What Exxon Mobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change

Scientific American: Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising Seas

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.