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Exxon Held To Account for Climate Denial by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes

In a recent article by entitled  “Exxon’s Climate Denial Set To Face First Public Scrutiny As Legal Woes Mount,”on the Huffpost website we learn that Exxon is finally getting some well-deserved heat for its considerable part in creating the gathering climate change crisis we find ourselves experiencing today. The “caravans” of climate refugees from Central America drawn to our relative safety and opportunity for  securing a somewhat hopeful existence for themselves and their children aren’t a real emergency yet, but they are harbingers of worse waves to come as climate change exacerbates living conditions and life chances in the northern tier of countries south of Mexican border. Exxon and the other oil majors have long denied any culpability for causing the consequences of the energy system based on the combustion of fossil fuels, which produces the carbon emissions called greenhouse gases that trap heat from the sun and raise the Earth’s temperature, which leads to the climate changes we now increasingly experience. It is altogether fitting that the fossil fuel industry finally be called to account for their long years of promotion of personal automobiles and its disparagement of the science detailing the negatives of “car culture” that they knew was correct but threatened their business model and their hefty profits.

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