corporate consistency on climate change


Still Disinforming: ExxonMobil’s Continued Culpability in Climate Denial

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Several recent headlines have revealed the long history of ExxonMobil’s denial of climate change, namely that the company knew about climate change and its global risks by the late 1970s and maybe even the 1960s. Indeed, it is truly remarkable that the company was at the cutting edge of climate research when the science was only in its infancy, and yet chose to wage a decades-long disinformation campaign rather than warn the public and its own investors of climate change risks. Read more >

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A Point For Democracy: Obama Advances Toward an Executive Order on Political Disclosure for Federal Contractors

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Last June, I wrote an open letter to President Obama asking him to issue an executive order to bring more transparency to corporate political disclosure. This is a step that I, along with many others, want to see Obama take before he leaves office—and now it just may happen. Read more >

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As Paris Climate Talks Approach, What Are Companies Doing to Help or Hurt Climate Action?

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

At the UN climate negotiations in Paris starting next week, most of the attention will be focused on countries. What are countries doing to reduce emissions?  Which countries are more responsible than others for paying for past and future damages from climate impacts? Can countries come to a binding agreement in the end of the two-week 21st conference of the parties (COP21)? Read more >

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Who Obstructs Global Action On Climate Change? More Companies Than You Think, According To A New Analysis

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

UPDATE (Sep. 16, 4:05 p.m.): InsideClimate News reported this morning new evidence showing that ExxonMobil knew about the harms of global warming way back in 1977—several years before the 1981 ExxonMobil internal documents that UCS shared a few weeks ago. In fact, Exxon didn’t just know about the reality of global warming then, they were conducting scientific studies on the quantity, trends, and future impact of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide. Instead of preparing for these future challenges, the company instead chose to bury this deep scientific understanding and engage in more than 30 years of deceiving the public about the dangers of global warming. Read more >

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Peabody Energy, the EPA Clean Power Plan, and Corporate Consistency on Climate Change

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

I’ve talked a lot here about companies’ positions on climate change and how they do or don’t agree with other statements and actions companies take—from alignment with their trade group’s position, to looking at how they talk about their own climate risks, to taking a broader look at all company actions to help or inhibit progress on addressing climate change. Read more >

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