This fifteen minute video details what the oil industry has known, for decades, about how its activities would affect the planet — and what they did about it. Their activities were profoundly successful, as evidenced by the multitudes who are, even today, in denial about the problem.
In 1959*, a very well-respected scientist named Edward Teller was invited to speak at the symposium celebrating a hundred years of the American oil industry. To all the oil executives in the room he said this about climate change: “Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect, and burning more fossil fuels could melt the ice cap and submerge New York.”
Until recently, no one knew the truth about what the oil industry knew and what it did with this information.
Now, we know.
* Yes, you read that right.
Hat tip to Peter Sinclair.