Fake News: #ExxonKnew Campaign Claims Global Warming Caused Exxon Valdez Spill

You really can’t make this stuff up!


Fake News: #ExxonKnew Campaign Claims Global Warming Caused Exxon Valdez Spill:

How irrelevant and desperate has the #ExxonKnew campaign become? Well, they’re now claiming that global warming caused the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, and that Exxon should have known it would happen. The claims were made in yet another article written by graduate students at the Columbia Journalism School, which was published today in the Los Angeles Times.

The article – fit more for The Onion than the LA Times – claims that ExxonMobil had evidence that the Columbia Glacier was calving due to climate change, but allowed one of its tankers to put itself in the way of the icebergs anyway.

Anyone who has ever followed the story knows that the only ice responsible for the Exxon Valdez spill would be the ice cooling the captain’s many cocktails that night. But for anti-Exxon campaigners, no alternate theories (or should we say alternative facts?) are too outrageous to publish.

H/t reader kevin a.

Related info:

There have been only two periods in the past 600 million years when it has been colder than today – Additionally, CO2 levels are very low

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