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

By February 26, 2019March 6th, 2020Cartoons, Comics

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:

Other references:

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Alex Magnin

Alex Magnin is a sustainability consultant and illustrator, the founder of AM Creative Inc. and the creator of Sustainability Illustrated. He creates animation videos and cartoons to illustrate sustainable change using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities.


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