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Media Roundtable: FRONTLINE investigates the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt & delaying action on climate change

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Caption: Aerial view of offshore jackup drilling rig during sunset. Credit: Shutterstock/James Jones Jr

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss FRONTLINE’s three-part series The Power of Big Oil, which exposes the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long efforts to mislead the public, cast doubt on the science, and delay action on climate change.

The series also explores how the oil industry, particularly Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries, used their wealth and influence to block climate change policy.

The Power of Big Oil is based on over 100 interviews and thousands of documents.

Guests:

Dan Edge, award-winning filmmaker and producer of FRONTLINE’s three-part series The Power of Oil

Kert Davies, founder and director of the Climate Investigations Center

Web Resources:

The Guardian: ‘What we now know … they lied’: how big oil companies betrayed us all

The Guardian: Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown