A new study shows that the fossil fuel company Exxon “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” in the 1970s and 1980s but deceived the public for decades in order to protect its profits. This is very similar to what the tobacco industry has done; they were aware that cigarettes were causing severe health problems but lied to the public for decades.
If you want to know more about this topic, I recommend reading this article and also watching the documentary “Merchants of Doubt.”
As a society, we need to do what we can to diminish disinformation and raise awareness about important issues such as climate change. Else, all of humanity and the millions of species on Earth will be severely affected.
More information: Article from The Guardian