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If Tillerson is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Exxon Mobil’s abhorrent decision to prioritize short-term oil profits over humankind’s shared future will become the shared policy of two of the world’s great powers.
—  Lee Wasserman, director of the Rockefeller Family Fund. Read his full Op-Ed in the LA Times, here. 

when my biology teacher was in high school he lived down the street from an exxon gas station and after school he and all his friends would walk to the exxon and get like slushies and snacks and hang out behind the building which they called “club x”, and his basement band made a song called “club x” that had nothing to do with the gas station of course, and that basically sums up the 90s

theguardian.com
The fossil fuel industry's invisible colonization of academia
Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.
By Geoffrey Supran

Fossil fuel interests – oil, gas, and coal companies, fossil-fueled utilities, and fossil fuel investors - have colonized nearly every nook and cranny of energy and climate policy research in American universities, and much of energy science too. And they have done so quietly, without the general public’s knowledge.

businessinsider.com
Automakers must stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035 to fight climate change
A report by Climate Action Tracker says the last gas-powered car will have to be sold by 2035 to fight global warming.
By Reuters and Danielle Muoio

If we want to meet the environmental goal set at the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference, we need to stop selling cars running on gasoline within the next two decades.

wired.com
House Republicans Are Trying to Blackball the Climate Investigation into Exxon
The House Science Committee is dragging out the spurious narrative that science isn't in consensus about climate change, its causes, and effects.

ONCE UPON A time, climate science and politics were separate things. Then came several decades of scientific denial, distortion, and gaslighting. One of the companies responsible for politicizing climate change is ExxonMobil, which for years funded climate change denial groups despite its own research confirming that greenhouse gases cause global warming. Now, the battle to hold them accountable has become a proxy war between a lead denier in the US House of Representatives and groups that are working to make Exxon legally responsible for its actions.