ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU & NAOMI ORESKES OP-ED ON EXXONMOBIL CLIMATE SCIENCE FRAUD

November 6, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Naomi Oreskes have penned an exclusive opinion piece for The Hill.  The op-ed, entitled “What Exxon Mobil Has Done,” draws upon recent investigations by the Los Angeles Times and Inside Climate News into ExxonMobil’s campaign to deceive the American people about the health and environmental ruin caused by global warming and to stop action by governments to address Earth’s rapidly accelerating climate crisis. 

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University.  She is the co-author of “Merchants of Doubt.”  Congressman Lieu ran for Congress to address Climate Change and was the first Member of the House to call for a Department of Justice investigation into ExxonMobil’s fraud on climate science.

In the op-ed, Mr. Lieu and Professor Oreskes write:

“It may be hard to accept, but a single company may have set back all of humanity. 
Had Exxon Mobil listened to its own scientists rather than spread disinformation on climate change,
the world might not have wasted three crucial decades during which global warming went from a prediction to a fact.”

“Exxon has profited from climate change even while denying it…”
“It’s as if tobacco companies, knowing full well that cigarettes were killing millions of people,
had invested in vast tracts of land to be developed into cemeteries.”

The full text of the op-ed can be found here.

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