The Greed of Exxon and the Destruction of Our Environment

Exxon is the biggest oil company on this earth.



As we all know the world is going through climate change and global warming right now along with many other problems YET did you know that  before people beileved it.  In the 1970s, 80s and 90s  EXXON MOBIL oil and gas company knew that our earth was at stake by the scientists that worked with them confirming it there was proof 40 years ago that Climate change was for sure a real problem and it was caused by humans and mainly the burning of fossil fuels as stated here from an article from the guardian


  • By 1978 Exxon’s senior scientists were telling top management that climate change was real, caused by man, and would raise global temperatures by 2-3C this century, which was pretty much spot-on.


Yet, Exxon never  put it out there that the earth is heating up and  didn’t  let  climatologists and many other people convince policymakers and politicians leaving it to themselves and if the issue of climate change was brought up Exxon would bash it like it is an absurd idea. As stated here 


  • And by the early 1990s their researchers studying the possibility for new exploration in the Arctic were well aware that human-induced climate change was melting the poles. Indeed, they used that knowledge to plan their strategy, reporting that soon the Beaufort Sea would be ice-free as much as five months a year instead of the historic two. Greenhouse gases are rising “due to the burning of fossil fuels,” a key Exxon researcher told an audience of engineers at a conference in 1991. “Nobody disputes this fact.”  exxon-arctic

Instead they used it for there own good by proposing to  drill massive holes into the arctic which they ended up doing and now polar bears and many animals are dying and houses and roads in Alaska are  buckling from permafrost thaw.


Exxon still continues to drill for fossil fuels and was part of one of the biggest lies ever. Exxon had the opportunity to fix Climate change and get a head start, if the public knew what Exxon selfishly hoarded to themselves for greed and money our planet would not be how it is today. Our planet might actually be fine yet Exxon mobil decided to kill it.



For more information check out these articles

the guardian- exxon climate lie

Exxon unparalleled evil- Huff post.

blog post- exxon root of all evil?


Posted by Lily Larsen

I am a 17-year-old​ activist/arts advocate and have been participating in marches, protests and petitions since I was 5 years old. I serve on Mayor Garcetti's Youth Council for South LA. And have generated a petition to ban factory farming in California with over 55,000 signatures. I organize community events and get teens like me connected with social justice issues and activism all over LA.

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