For years, companies like ExxonMobil and Shell have fudged scientific and economic data to protect business interests. Now, Congress is hosting a hearing with big oil CEOs for the first time about whether they mislead the public about climate change to delay action.
Here & Now's Tonya Mosley learns more about the industry's disinformation campaign with Ben Franta, a historian of climate science and PhD candidate at Stanford University.
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This segment aired on October 28, 2021.