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Benjamin Franta

Benjamin Franta

Benjamin Franta is a doctoral candidate in history at Stanford University.

COMMENTARY
Smoke stacks

Commentary: What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

By: - October 29, 2021

Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change – and in particular, when the major coal, oil, and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it. I pored over boxes of papers, thousands of […]