Two-faced Exxon: the misinformation campaign against its own scientists

“It appears that the only difference between the behavior of Exxon and the tobacco industry is that cigarette companies didn’t publish their research linking smoking and adverse health effects. Exxon’s scientists have published research in scientific journals on the human causes and dangers of global warming. However, in both cases, the industries funded an extensive multi-pronged campaign to misinform the public about the expert scientific consensus and the dangers associated with their products.

“It remains to be seen whether the investigations into the actions of Exxon and the rest of the fossil fuel industry will yield the same results as the investigations into the tobacco industry racketeering.”  From: www.theguardian.com

3 thoughts on “Two-faced Exxon: the misinformation campaign against its own scientists

  1. I recently watched the 2014 documentary film “Merchants of Doubt” which not only equated the tobacco misinformation tactics with climate change denialism, but also exposed that both campaigns were perpetrated by many of the very same people. Does that, by definition, constitute a conspiracy?

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