Why Climate Change is Considered a Myth
by ABenRejeb on October 20, 2015 - 7:33pm
Climate change is occurring. This is a fact that is widely accepted in current society. What about a few decades ago when this was still being researched? This article picks out one case where Exxon, a big oil company in the United States, had allegedly discovered that fossil fuels cause climate change. But, instead of informing the population, they decided that not only keeping secret but starting a denial campaign was more profitable. Today, most research made on whether or not they actually did know points to it being true, but Exxon denies it. This has been taken to court and is in an ongoing trial.
After reading this article I immediately starting thinking about how I used to hear about people and scientists saying climate change was a myth. If it is true that Exxon knew, it is understandable that a large proportion of the population was ignorant on this. While having groups actively pursuing their benefits over the environment and the truth, there is no doubt that everyone would be confused. Not only did they mislead the population, they also made it harder and take more time for any actual solutions to be found. When it comes to the environment I believe it takes a collective human effort to repair what humans have and will make in terms of negative consequences.
GOLDENBERG, Suzanne (2015, October 16). Exxon’s Climate Change Denial Warrants Federal Inquiry, Congressman Says [Online newspaper article]. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/16/exxonmobil-congress-clim...