Exxon Scientists Predicted Global Warming, Even as Company Cast Doubts, Study Finds
In the late 1970s, Exxon scientists equipped one of the company's supertankers with cutting-edge technology to detect carbon dioxide in the air and water. According to a new study released in the journal Science, Exxon's experts generated surprisingly precise forecasts of how much burning fossil fuels will warm the earth over the coming decades. Their estimates were as accurate, if not more so, than independent academic and government models. The latest study from Harvard University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research adds on previous findings that Exxon experts have warned company management for decades about "potentially catastrophic" human-caused climate change.