I’ve spent 40 years fighting to stop the oil and coal titans from contaminating our water, our air and our children with toxins, arsenic, benzene, PAHs, the mercury that has poisoned every freshwater fish in America — AND the carbon which now poses an existential threat to our planet.
I have litigated these issues for almost four decades. I know the science backward and forward. It is ironic to me that activists awake to Pharma’s corruption and greed still remain blind when it comes to Carbon’s. Predatory industries employ the same playbook. Pharma convinces the public that the autism epidemic is an illusion. Big Tobacco swears smoking doesn’t cause cancer. Monsanto convinces us that glyphosate is harmless. Similarly, Big Oil and King Coal go to great lengths to persuade us that carbon doesn’t heat the planet.
They all capture regulators, tame reporters and corrupt lawmakers to subvert democracy. They use the same phony tobacco scientists and mercenary biostitutes to gin up fraudulent studies that sow doubt and give political cover to their corrupt politicians.
In the 1970s, Exxon employed the world’s most brilliant carbon scientists to understand oil production. The company prided itself on knowing more about the fate of the carbon molecule than anyone on Earth. Internal documents show that those scientists warned Exxon that business as usual would melt the Poles, cause sea levels to rise and trigger cataclysmic climate change.
Rather than changing its business model, Exxon and its Carbon Cronies invested half a billion dollars in a four-decade campaign of lies and deception to gull the public. Their campaign was abetted by their deep-state allies, the intelligence apparatus, the military-industrial complex, and the MSM, which took cues from its oil and automobile advertisers. This cartel engineered a suicide pact for humanity and the planet. They are the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed.
Please try to escape the seduction of their lies and propaganda and help us fight these villains.