Watch part two of “The Power of Big Oil,” a three-episode FRONTLINE docuseries investigating the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change.
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Part two, “Doubt,” chronicles how, as scientific evidence of human-caused climate change mounted in the 2000s, the industry continued to question the science, and went to new lengths to shape American politics and stall climate policy.
Part one, “Denial,” is now streaming: https://bit.ly/3xTxYhg
Part three, “Delay,” premieres May 3 on PBS and online: https://to.pbs.org/3rByEEe
“The Power of Big Oil” is a FRONTLINE Production with Mongoose Pictures in association with BBC and Arte. The series producer is Dan Edge. The producer and director of episode 2 is Gesbeen Mohammad. The editorial consultant is Russell Gold. The senior producers are James Jacoby and Eamonn Matthews. The executive producer for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
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Prologue – 00:00
Bush Backs Out of Carbon – 01:52
What ExxonMobil Knew Internally and Said Externally – 12:18
Evidence of Anthropogenic Climate Change Grows – 19:24
A Bipartisan Push to Address Climate Change – 25:54
“The Koch Political Machine” – 38:47
The 2010 Midterms & Carbon Pledge – 46:02