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Climate talks to convene in hottest year ever

The ‘ExxonMobil effect’clouds prospects for success in Paris
by Moisha Blechman
In 1977, the leaders of ExxonMobil were told that burning oil would heat up the planet disastrously. Their top scientific minds agreed that this greenhouse effect was caused by man-made carbon dioxide, and there was a short window of 5 or 10 years in which to make hard decisions about changes in energy strategy.