INVESTIGATION: Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago
Scientists at two of America's biggest automakers knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change, a monthslong investigation by E&E News has found.
SCOOP: Scientists at General Motors and Ford — two of America’s largest automakers — conducted research in the 1960s showing that car emissions contributed to climate change.
NEWS: Internal research by U.S. automakers revealed in the 1960s that cars caused climate change. Meet the GM scientist who told top brass. Investigation by
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Just like #ExxonKnew, General Motors + Ford have known for decades how they contribute to the climate crisis. Instead of warning us, they decided to pour their profit$ into casting doubt & deception. 🤬🤬🤬
Powerhouse reporting by
that shows Ford, GM knew for decades that cars contribute to climate change - but still lobbied against emissions reduction policies & sowed doubt about climate science
Another cog in the climate denial machine rattles loose. Groundbreaking reporting by
reveals that just as #ExxonKnew decades ago of the global heating dangers of their products, then attacked the science, so too did GM+Ford.
🔎News: Scientists at GM and Ford knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change, preceding decades of lobbying by the 2 car giants against global attempts to cut emissions while stalling efforts to make cars cleaner.
Scientists at GM & Ford knew as early as the 1960s that their products caused climate change. The companies then spent decades engaging in lobbying to undermine "global attempts to reduce emissions while stalling U.S. efforts to make vehicles cleaner."
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GM and Ford knew 50 years ago that car emissions caused climate change, an investigation by E&E News has found. That preceded decades of political lobbying, undermining global attempts to reduce emissions and stalling US efforts to make vehicles cleaner.
Big E&E investigation finds Ford & GM knew since 1960s that emissions from their vehicles contributed to global warming... but over the following decades, massively grew gas-guzzlers in their fleets, donated to climate-denying groups, & published misinfo.
Climate Social Science Network
Major reporting cites
who said GM and Ford "chose to support a campaign to delay or obstruct action on climate change by supporting these conservative think tanks that promulgated scientific misinformation."
Ford & GM join the list of Global Climate Coalition members that knew about the climate risks of burning fossil fuels LONG before they backed the world’s first major corporate-backed climate change denial campaign in the late 1980s
Must-read: Major automakers conducted their own climate research in the 1960s, showing that car emissions contributed to warming. Instead of acting on it, they sought to cast doubt on the science of climate change. Superb reporting from
More details about what corporate America knew about #climatechange in the 1960s and 70s... and also how they funded right-wing think tanks to say otherwise.
Scientists at GM and Ford "knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change." The companies nevertheless spent decades lobbying against efforts to cut both vehicle and global carbon pollution. By
Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago "Scientists at two of America's biggest automakers knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change" via
I’m all cool with pointing out hypocrisy (and some of the details in this are super interesting to a climate history nerd like me) but this not surprising
The Ruth Reck story in this is neat. Read it for that, not the non-news headline.
“Researchers at both automakers found strong evidence in the 1960s and '70s that human activity was warming the Earth. A primary culprit was the burning of fossil fuels, which released large quantities of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide.”