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Exxon Mobile, while rejecting climate change openly, envisaged global warming with surprising accura

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Scientists working for oil giant Exxon Mobil have accurately predicted global warming, although the company publicly contradicted them, according to a new report. Highlights: Exxon Mobil scientists correctly predicted that the world will warm by about 0.2C per decade Exxon Mobil scientists correctly predicted that the world will warm by about 0.2C per decade Oil giant has been the subject of numerous lawsuits over climate change statements The oil giant has been the subject of multiple lawsuits over its climate change statements. A spokesperson said critics “misrepresented” the facts and the company’s position. The study, the journal Science, looked at Exxon-funded research that confirmed what climate scientists had said, using more than a dozen different computer models to predict impending warming with equal or better precision than government and academic scientists. At same time, the multinational oil and gas company publicly voiced its doubts that global warming is real and denied accuracy of its climate models. Exxon said his understanding of climate change has evolved over the years, arguing that critics have misunderstood his previous research. A few years ago, scientists, governments, activists and news sites including Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times reported that “Exxon has known” about climate change science since about 1977, while casting public skepticism. The new study detailed how accurate the Exxon-funded research was. Sixty-three percent to 83 percent of these projections met strict accuracy standards and generally accurately predicted that the world would warm by about 0.2 degrees Celsius in ten years. Study co-author Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard, said the Exxon-funded science was “actually surprising” for its precision and accuracy. However, he added there was “hypocrisy”, adding that “a large part of Exxon Mobil’s years of disinformation … was the claim its climate models were unreliable”. The study’s lead author, Geoffrey Supran, formerly from Harvard and now a professor of environmental sciences at the University of Miami, said it’s different from what’s been found in previous documents about the oil company. “In these documents, we examined not only language and rhetoric, but also data,” said Professor Supran. “And in that sense, I’d say our analysis really sealed the deal on ‘Exxon knew’. “It provides conclusive evidence that Exxon Mobil accurately predicted global warming years ago and then went back and attacked the science underlying it.” The newspaper quoted then-Exxon CEO Lee Raymond in 1999 saying that future climate “predictions are based entirely on unproven climate models, or more often pure speculation,” while his 2013 successor described the models as “incompetent”. Company spokesman Todd Spitler said Exxon’s understanding of climate science has evolved with the broader scientific community, and its four decades of research in climate science has resulted in more than 150 articles, including 50 peer-reviewed publications. “This topic has come up several times over the past few years, and in each case our answer is the same: those who talk about ‘Exxon Knew’ are mistaken in their conclusions,” Spitler said by email. “Some have tried to misrepresent the facts and Exxon Mobil’s position on climate science and its support for effective policy solutions by reshaping the well-meaning, domestic policy debate as a corporate disinformation campaign initiative.” Lawsuits target Exxon for climate damage Exxon, one world’s largest oil and gas companies, has been target of numerous lawsuits alleging that company knew about damage its oil and gas would cause to climate, but misled public by sowing seeds suspicion about climate change. In latest such lawsuit, New Jersey accused five oil and gas companies, including Exxon, of deceiving public for decades, knowing harmful effects of fossil fuels on climate. Similar lawsuits, ranging from New York to California, claimed that Exxon and other oil and gas companies launched public relations campaigns to cast doubt on climate change. In one, then Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey said that Exxon’s public relations efforts were “reminiscent the tobacco industry’s long campaign of denial about the dangerous effects cigarettes.” Ms. Oreskes acknowledged in research she was paid consultant for a law firm that has sued Exxon in the past, while Mr. Supran received grant from Rockefeller Family Foundation, which also assists funding groups have sued Exxon. The Associated Press has some basic support from Rockefeller and retains full control of the editorial content. Oil giants like Exxon and Shell were accused of spreading misinformation about climate at congressional hearings in 2021, but the companies’ executives have den


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