Our DeSmog UK epic history series continues as ExxonMobil uses its PR power to change the public’s mind on climate change.
The basic tenet of ExxonMobil’s strategy was clear: it would use PR, not to change their image, but to change the public's mind.
Exxon’s longstanding senior environmental advisor was a large, bullish, but “brilliant”, nuclear engineer, heroically named Arthur G Randall III. He went by the name of “Randy”.
Though Randy was nearing the end of his career, he was a powerful force within ExxonMobil’s Washington network.