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The other merchants of doubt: big oil’s economists

Franta, Benjamin (2021) The other merchants of doubt: big oil’s economists. LSE Business Review (16 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Climate change is no longer a distant threat. Today climate change-induced disasters—smoke-filled air, freak floods, and huge storms—have become routine events. But how did we get here if scientists have been warning for decades of the impending crisis? Benjamin Franta writes that oil companies used their economic power to delay action, even hiring economists to produce reports saying climate action would be too expensive and using these reports to block and delay climate policies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 16:03
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 00:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112260

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