Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:30

How long has Big Oil denied their role in climate change?

Featuring The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change

Join climate investigative journalist and award winning author Geoff Dembicki live from Brooklyn for a conversation on his latest work, which draws from confidential oil industry documents to uncover how companies like Exxon, Koch Industries, and Shell built a global right-wing echo chamber to protect oil sands profits.

And learn more about the high-stakes stories of people fighting back: a Seattle lawyer who brought down Big Tobacco and is now going after Big Oil, a Filipina activist whose family drowned in a climate disaster, and a former Exxon engineer pushed out for asking hard questions.

Thursday, November 10
12-1.30pm PST
Virtual event

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Geoff Dembicki is an investigative climate change journalist from Alberta. He is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, VICE, and The Tyee and his work has been featured in NPR, the Washington Post and CBC. His new book The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change, is a finalist for the 2022 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. His previous book, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change, won the 2018 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. Dembicki currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Dr. Carol Liao is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Law at UBC Allard School of Law, a Principal Co-Investigator of the Canada Climate Law Initiative, and editor of Corporate Law and Sustainability from the Next Generation of Lawyers.