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Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

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Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Last modified on Thursday 9 July 2015 

ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.

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