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Exxon Mobil Appoints Anti-Oil Climate Scientist To Board Of Directors

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Chris White Tech Reporter

Exxon Mobil appointed an anti-fossil fuel climate scientist Wednesday to its board of directors in an effort to placate environmentalists who claim the oil company hid information about global warming.

Susan Avery, a former director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was elected a board director of the much beleaguered oil company dealing with a type of inquisition targeting its climate record.

Avery is a climate scientists specializing in atmospheric dynamics and extensively on climate change. She helped the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cobble together climate research.

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