Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson refused to answer a question about Exxon and climate change

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson refused to answer a question Wednesday about Exxon Mobil's alleged efforts to obscure the science of climate change.

Tillerson, who was chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobile before stepping down on December 31, 2016, sat before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to answer questions about his views and his record.

On larger questions about climate change, a policy area where the state department can have considerable influence, Tillerson occasionally broke with the president-elect.

He stated that science is "very limited" in its ability to predict the future of climate, a claim...
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