Petroleum & curious decisions: Episode 1/3 (true story)

By February 26, 2019 March 12th, 2019 Cartoons, Comics
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Petroleum & curious decisions: Episode 1/3 (true story)

How long has the oil industry understood climate risks? The American Petroleum Industry has been around for a long time now and a little bit of history shows that oil executives had a lot of information already available to them 50 years ago. This first episode looks at the early knowledge available in the 1950s-1960s in terms of the impacts of burning fossil fuels on the environment.

This comic was done in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Franta, a researcher at Stanford University investigating the history of fossil fuel producers and climate science. Several of his articles were used as references for this comic series:

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