UN Secretary-General António Guterres departed from the fine language of diplomacy when he attacked oil companies' involvement in the climate crisis and global warming.
In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Guterres said the companies were "peddling the big lie," referring indirectly to the fact that Exxon Mobil scientists knew about the dangers of fossil fuels back in the 1970s. Guterres shared his frustration with the crowd, “last week we learned that some fossil fuel producers were fully aware that their basic product is baking our planet."
Data on the oil company Exxon Mobil has been published in the prestigious journal Science. According to the journal, the oil company's management chose not to listen to the company's own scientists. Guterres connected Exxon Mobil’s refusal to listen to its own experts to another industry, “just as in the tobacco industry, they have chosen to completely ignore their own research."
by TT | edited by Riedia
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