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Exxon’s Former CEO Says Climate Change ‘With Us Forever More’

Oct. 31, 2019, 3:59 PM

It’s rare for a current or former leader of one of the world’s largest energy producers to testify under oath about climate change. That’s why a New York courtroom was packed to see ex-Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson take the witness stand and explain that the company knew for years how it was a significant threat to the world.

“We knew, we knew it was a real issue,” Tillerson said in his Oct. 30 appearance. “We knew it was a serious issue and we knew it was one that’s going to be with us now, forevermore, ...