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On its hundredth birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming | Benjamin Franta

Somebody cut the cake - new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully parted, his earnest face donning horn-rimmed glasses, passed under the Ionian columns of Columbia University's iconic Low Library. He was a guest of honor for a grand occasion: the centennial of the American oil industry. Over 300 government officials, economists, historians, scientists, and industry executives were present for the Energy and Man symposium - organized by the American Petroleum Institute and the Columbia Graduate School of Business - and Dunlop was to address the entire congregation on the "prime mover" of the last century - energy - and its major source: oil. As President of the Sun Oil Company, he new the business well, and as a director of the American Petroleum Institute - the industry's largest and oldest trade association in the land of Uncle Sam - he was responsible for representing the interests of all those many oilmen gathered around him. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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