Exxon Mobil predicts average global temperatures will increase 2°C above preindustrial levels by 2050, the oil major with a well-documented history of accurately predicting and publicly denying the science of climate change said Monday. The extremely profitable oil major also called for increased oil and gas investment. Exxon is a defendant in dozens of lawsuits seeking billions in damages for its role in causing the climate crisis and deceiving the public about it. It has also actively worked to undermine political action on climate change. (Wall Street Journal $, OilPrice, Bloomberg $, Reuters)