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Hard Earth Seminar: Benjamin Franta will unpack the recent wave of investigations into the fossil fuel industry's early knowledge of climate change

October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 7:50pm
Roble Theater in Roble Hall

Historians, journalists, lawyers, and others are investigating the internal and previously undisclosed research that the fossil fuel industry did into climate change in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. What these companies knew -- and how early they knew it -- may shock you. Today, after many in the industry have for decades denied the existence and severity of human-induced global warming, their private predictions about the problem are coming true. This recently-revealed history is driving a wave of climate lawsuits against coal, oil, and gas companies. This talk will discuss what is known so far and what the future may hold in this area of research, law, and politics.

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