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Center for International Environmental Law April 2016 -- 
New Documents Reveal US Oil Industry Knew of Climate Risks Decades Earlier Than Suspected; Suggest Coordinated Efforts to Foster Skepticism*

http://www.ciel.org/news/smoke-and-fumes/ usa united states america american americans fossil fuels carbon dioxide co2 emissions petroleum petrol coal fracking shale natural gas gasoline usa united states american americans corporate company merchants of doubt denialism deny deniers denialists gop republican conservative libertarian tea party teabaggers patriots red state redstate rightwing right wing free market capitalist capitalism agw global warming change april 2016 subpoena #CIEL  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2016 Media Contact: Carroll Muffett, President: cmuffett@ciel.org, 202.742.5772 Amanda Kistler, Communications Manager: akistler@ciel.org, 202.742.5832 New Documents Reveal Oil Industry Knew of Climate Risks Decades Earlier Than Suspected; Suggest Coordinated Efforts to Foster Skepticism Washington, DC – Hundreds of documents uncovered by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) push back … Read More.
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May 2016 --- About that black soot in the Arctic air and snow
 
Black carbon aerosols—particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way—are important for understanding climate change, as they absorb sunlight, leading to higher atmospheric temperatures, and can also coat Arctic snow with a darker layer, reducing its reflectivity and leading to increased melting

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Current simulation models, which combine global climate models with aerosol transport models, underestimate the amount of these aerosols in the Arctic.
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May 2016 --- Investors now questioning future business models of Chevron and Exxon Mobil regarding the consequences of the warming climate
 
Of major oil and gas companies, Exxon and Chevron have been among the most resistant to considering robust actions on global warming in its planning for future oil and gas drilling.

#ShareHolderVotes   #ClimateRisk  
Oil companies face mounting public pressure to consider the risks that climate change poses to their business model.
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May 2016 --- Exxon Mobil and censorship of climate science during the GOP Republican George W. Bush administration
 
ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive, the Guardian has learned. Indeed, the company moved swiftly during the earliest days of the Bush administration to block public debate on global warming and delay domestic and international regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to former officials of the US Global Change Research Program, or USGCRP. 

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May 2016 --- More Exxon Mobil investors asking climate questions regarding the corporation's future
 
The $278.9 billion dollar-Canada Pension Plan — one of the world's leading retirement funds — will join a group of influential shareholders calling on ExxonMobil to "stress test" the potential impact of climate change policies on holdings, at the oil giant's annual general meeting on May 25.

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It's a major move for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which so far has been betting heavily on fossil fuels.
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May 2016 --- Turns out those climate talks that Al Gore had back in the 2000s are turning out to be true after all
 
Great interview with climate champion Al Gore. On winning the fight against climate change: "Winning means avoiding catastrophic consequences that could utterly disrupt the future of human civilization. It means bending the curves downward so that the global warming pollution stops accumulating in the atmosphere and begins to reduce in volume. It means creating tens of millions of new jobs to retrofit buildings, to transform energy systems and install advanced batteries, to transform agriculture and forestry, and to make the solutions to the climate crisis the central organizing principle of our civilization." 
In this exclusive WIRED interview, Al Gore weighs in on the presidential election, the Iraq war, and, of course, the ongoing battle against climate change.
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May 2016 --- More CO2 being absorbed by lakes and inland waterways than previously thought?
 
Researchers find higher than expected carbon emissions from inland waterways
Washington State University researchers have found that greenhouse-gas emissions from lakes and inland waterways may be as much as 45 percent greater than previously thought.
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May 2016 --- How the warming climate is related to human conflict. Just look at record drought in Syria.
 
+ClimateOutreach digital report uses interactive maps, video and infographics to explore a complex and controversial issue: did climate change play a role in sparking the crisis in #Syria and the flow of refugees out of the country? and how did the media report the issue?

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Syria and climate change - did the media get it right? Our interactive digital report explores the issues and concludes that the media frequently represented migrants and refugees as a threat - when in reality there is little evidence to support this.
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May 2016 ---- Not just Exxon Mobil: Chevron is another fossil fuel company whose investors are now starting to ask questions regarding future climate risks and liability
 
A "bluffers guide" to the shareholder actions at this week's Big Oil AGMs.

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ExxonMobil and Chevron face tough questions from shareholders at their AGMs this week – here’s why
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May 2016 --- As polar bear numbers are dwindling in the Arctic they are now mating with grizzly bears more and more
 
The hybrid offspring are known as "pizzlies" or "grolars," and they're becoming more common as the Arctic ice melts.
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May 2016 --- The climate risks and costs that the insurance industry is finally waking up to
 
The US insurance industry is the second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal – but it risks losing money if it doesn’t change its investment strategy.

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May 2016 --- Exxon Mobil knew about the climate warming capability of CO2 carbon dioxide way way back in the 1960s sixties
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