“It will take the collective efforts of many in the energy industry and society to develop scalable, affordable solutions that will be needed to address the risks of climate change,” Darren Woods, CEO of Exxon Mobil, said in a statement. ...
Chevron CEO Michael Wirth said the company wants “to work constructively on addressing the risks of climate change.”
Flashback 2000: BP, FORD GIVE $20 MILLION FOR PRINCETON U. EMISSIONS STUDY: 'to study ways to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. BP said it will give $15 million...BP plans to give $85 million in next decade to universities in U.S. and U.K. to study environmental and energy issues...pledged $40 million to Cambridge U. $20 million to U. of California at Berkeley and $10 million to U.y of Colorado at Boulder'
2018 NYT contradicts their own 1980s reporting! - New York Time lead story January 26, 1989
'U.S. Data Since 1895 Fail To Show Warming Trend' – NYTimes.com - Also that year, NOAA said most global warming occurred before 1919, Earth cooled from 1921 to 1979, and there is “considerable uncertainty among scientific experts” -- “In spite of all the well-publicized concern about global warming, you must understand that there is still considerable uncertainty among scientific experts about a number of critical factors which determine global warming,” NOAA administrator John Knauss said in a statement issued for the geophysics meeting.
The NYT author, Nathaniel Rich, writes that from 1979 to 1989 humanity had the best opportunity it has ever had to solve global warming and that “nothing stood in our way – nothing except ourselves.” Rich even goes as far as to say that “[a] common boogeyman today is the fossil-fuel industry,” but during the time when “everybody knew,” oil companies “including Exxon and Shell, made good-faith efforts to understand the scope of the crisis and grapple with possible solutions.”