For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
Contact: 

Lindsay Meiman, lindsay@350.org, +1 (347) 460-9082

350.org’s Bill McKibben on Latest the #MobilKnew Reports

WASHINGTON - Today, exclusive reports from The Guardian revealed an internal 1994 Mobil Foundation memo overviewing how just as #ExxonKnew about the impact of fossil fuel use causing the climate crisis at least half a century ago, #MobilKnew too.

On these latest revelations, Bill McKibben, author and 350.org co-founder, issued the following statement:

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

The media landscape is changing fast

Our news team is changing too as we work hard to bring you the news that matters most.

Change is coming. And we've got it covered.

Please donate to our 2019 Mid-Year Campaign today.

"This is one more powerful reminder that we need to make polluters pay for the damage they've done; the climate crisis was no accident, and those most impacted aren't responsible. That fault lies with the executives who chose fidelity to their business model over faithfulness to the truth and to our collective future."

This comes weeks after activists took to ExxonMobil’s annual shareholder meeting in Dallas, TX with a 100-foot banner reading “Climate Crisis // #ExxonKnew // Make Them Pay.”

###

We want a more open and sharing world.

That's why our content is free. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported.

All of our original content is published under Creative Commons—allowing (and encouraging) our articles to be republished freely anywhere. In addition to the traffic and reach our content generates on our site, the multiplying impact of our work is huge and growing as our articles flourish across the Internet and are republished by other large and small online and print outlets around the world.

Several times a year we run brief campaigns to ask our readers to pitch in—and thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Our 2019 Mid-Year Campaign is underway. Can you help? We can't do it without you.

Please select a donation method:



350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.

Share This Article