Research: Since the 1970s, Exxon scientists have predicted global warming

According to a recent research, scientists employed by the oil giant Exxon Mobile began making precise forecasts about global warming in the 1970s. The study looked at Exxon experts’ findings that was published in the journal Science. The oil business employed over twelve computer models that outperformed government and university scientists in their ability to predict rising temperatures. According to the study, Exxon was accurate when it predicted that the atmosphere will warm by 0.2 degrees Celsius every ten years.

Naomi Oreskes is a history of science professor at Harvard University in Massachusetts. Oreskes co-wrote the research paper. According to her, Exxon funded studies that were “really astounding” in terms of their accuracy and precision. The primary author of the research and a professor of environmental science at the University of Miami is Geoffrey Supran. According to him, this study differs from previous research that used records from the oil business.

He claimed that there is substantial proof from the statistics supporting Exxon’s prediction of rising global temperatures. However, he claimed that the business openly criticized other scientific endeavors that produced analogous forecasts. Exxon CEO Lee Raymond at the time was quoted in the research. In 1999, Raymond stated climate science was “based on completely unproven climate models,” or primarily guessing about the future. Todd Spitler, an Exxon spokesman, claimed that some individuals were misrepresenting the company’s stance on climate science. Rather than a scheme to mislead the public, he claimed there was a discussion about climate science taking place within the company.

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