ExxonMobil Takes The Olympic Gold In Deceitful Advertising

Thanks to an expose last fall by journalists at InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times, we learned that as early as the 1970s, Exxon scientists had concluded that the continued use of their product, fossil fuels, would have a devastating impact on the climate. Instead of warning the public — say, by buying an ad during the Olympics — company executives buried the results and pumped millions of dollars into misleading the public about global warming while lobbying against political efforts to deal with the problem. Continue reading