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Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases Do Not Discriminate, But People Do (Mother Jones)

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Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases Do Not Discriminate, But People Do – By Mark Schapiro (Mother Jones) / Jan 20, 2023

What real estate, oil wells, racism and yogurt containers reveal about the disparate damages caused by fossil fuels.

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This piece was published originally by Capital & Main.

Not only does every good story begin with a question, but the first questions journalists are most likely to ask are often the same, and they start with one of two letters, a “W” and an “H.”

But before we get started, let us first tip our hat to some accurate and apparently excellent science on the impacts of fossil-fuel generating greenhouse gases from ExxonMobil. The world’s biggest investor-owned oil company predicted climate disruptions four decades ago — and then declined to share its findings with the public. Instead, as the company attacked climate science, climate disruptions proceeded largely as its researchers predicted. Now, though, the disruptions are outpacing even those predictions, partly because, well, Exxon kept them secret and pretended they did not exist.

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