Significantly, researchers found most of the emissions came from leaks, equipment malfunctions and other â€œabnormalâ€ operating conditions. The climate impact of these leaks in 2015 was roughly the same as the climate impact of carbon dioxide emissions from all all U.S. coal-fired power plants operating in 2015, they found.
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Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming.
Exxon didnâ€™t just understand the science, the company actively engaged with it.
They found that the companyâ€™s knowledge of climate change dates back to July 1977, when its senior scientist James Black delivered a sobering message on the topic.
Known as the Climate Deception Dossiers (pdf). â€œWe included a memo of a coalition of fossil-fuel companies where they pledge basically to launch a big communications effort to sow doubt
"It's the principle that all people are entitled to equal environmental protection regardless of race, color or national origin. It's the right to live and work and play in a clean environment."
"just transition." It's the principle that as the world phases out fossil fuels, it doesn't leave behind those communities economically dependent on the industry, and that such a shift doesn't contribute to economic or social inequality.