Mobil’s Chief Executive Warned of CO2 From Oil Sands Fuels in 1982

Concerned that carbon-heavy fuels would speed up global warming, the CEO put his trust in the United Nations and federal scientists to point the way to solutions. By Lisa Song The CEO of Mobil Corporation warned in 1982 that burning Canadian oil sands fuels could lead to a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with calamitous effects. His concerns provide further evidence that oil industry executives were aware of the climate impact of their products decades ago, and of the dangers of exploiting unconventional reserves with a higher carbon footprint. See Also: CO2’s Role in Global Warming Has Been on the Oil Industry’s Radar Since the 1960s More Exxon Documents Show How Much It Knew About Climate 35 Years Ago Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Highlighting the Allure of Synfuels, Exxon Played Down the Climate Risks Climate Fraud Investigation of Exxon Draws Attention of 17 Attorneys General InsideClimate News Is a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Exxon Investigation Koch Brothers’ Political Activism Protects Their 50-Year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils read more


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