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Exxon helped pioneer climate science — then disavowed its own research. Was it a crime?

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Exxon was at the cutting edge of climate change research. Its scientists and its senior management understood that burning fossil fuels would warm the planet in destructive ways. But in the 1990s, Exxon began funding climate-denying organizations and speaking out publicly against climate science.

Conflict & Justice

'We’re in a generational fight...on a par with the struggle against communism or Nazism'

Nasser Weddady spends his days countering the ideology of what he calls "radical jihadi islamism." He's used to the cycle of terrorist atrocities and post-attack rhetoric. But Paris really got to him. It brought home how complicated it all is, and how frustrated he is that we have learned all kinds of lessons since 9/11 that we fail to apply.