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Prosecutors: Exxon Mobil Misled The Public About Its Role In Climate Change04:16
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The logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew/AP File Photo)
The logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew/AP File Photo)

The fossil fuel giant Exxon Mobil is on trial for allegedly misleading the public about its contributions to human-caused climate change.

Prosecutors in New York and Massachusetts say Exxon has known about the potential dangers of its products to the environment for decades — but tried to discredit scientific evidence of climate change for its own profit.

Geoffrey Supran, one of two Harvard researchers who authored a report highlighting Exxon's disinformation strategy, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to talk about it.

This segment aired on October 29, 2019.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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