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Presented By: Net Impact Undergrad

Author Talk: The Petroleum Papers by Geoff Dembicki

Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change

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Interested in the intersection of Climate Change, Corporate Strategy, Marketing & Advertising Strategy, and one of the biggest business cover-ups of the century?

Please join the graduate and undergraduate chapters of Net Impact and professor Andy Hoffman in welcoming author Geoff Dembicki to discuss his recent book, "The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change."

About the book: "Drawing from hundreds of confidential oil industry documents spanning decades, this explosive work of investigative reporting reveals for the first time the far-right conspiracy that’s stopped the world from preventing the climate crisis.

The Petroleum Papers, investigative journalist Geoff Dembicki tells the story of how the American oil companies that founded the tar sands in Alberta, Canada—home to the third-biggest oil reserves on the planet—ignored warnings about climate devastation as early as 1959. Instead of alerting the world to act on this impending global disaster, Exxon, Koch Industries, Shell and others created ad campaigns saying climate change isn't real and that alternatives to oil are an economic disaster. These companies built a global right-wing echo chamber to ensure tar sands could keep flowing into the U.S., which helped elect Donald Trump and now leaves the Joe Biden administration with a sprawling climate mess."

The event is free and open to the public. Please sign up here:

Geoff Dembicki is an investigative climate change reporter from Alberta, Canada, home of the largest tar sand deposits in the world. His book Are We Screwed? won the 2018 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. He is a regular contributor to the Tyee and VICE. He lives in Brooklyn.
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