As of the day of the release of these documents, the fossil fuel industry has no credibility left whatever. None. For-profit corporations have no credibility. Capitalism has no credibility. The banking industry that supports all of it has no credibility.
It's as if there was someone who everyone--everyone--knew was seriously disturbed. Everyone had said for years that he needed to be hospitalized for his and everyone else's safety, but his respected family tirelessly worked to convince everybody to say--even think--he was "eccentric". This person just went on a rampage and shot and killed 50 children and is threatening more. We all know the family has been lying for years, and we know that fossil fuel corporations knew--better than anyone--that the stakes were the life or death of civilization and uncountable other beings.
Anything they say now--unless it's an abject apology and pledge to spend every penny they've made for the last 75 years fixing the problem and relieving the suffering of people and others harmed--should be dismissed out of hand. Denying delayalist trolls should not be engaged with, they must simply be flagged and removed from all discussions. We need to concentrate on educating people and talking about the radical nature and extent of the problem, and forget trying to convince insane people that reality exists.
And we need to work for Bernie Sanders' campaign and the campaigns of those--and only those--who make it clear they understand and support that radical action. We need to make it clear that anyone who doesn't support a US-WWII-level climate mobilization can't get elected, and anyone who does support it will instantly get the votes of thousands or millions--whatever it takes to put them in the offices where decisions are made. Corporatists, deniers, anti-environmentalists, and conservatives of all kinds have no credibility because they've supported denial and delay. If they knew they have no excuse; if they didn't know they have no excuse. They must be ignored and prevented from having any input into decisions, until they apologize and agree to be treated and educated.
This is the tipping point. The criminals must be convicted of fraud, conspiracy, felony murders by the millions, and then offered a chance to confess everything they've done, turn over all documents, give up all money made while crimes were being committed, agree never to hold a position of authority in any business, government or organization, and in exchange, receive suspended sentences. The corporations involved should receive the death penalty, their charters revoked, their assets sold off and all the money put toward replacing fossil fuels with efficiency, clean safe renewable energy, reforestation and ecological forms of agriculture and industry, and treatment for this sickness.
First, we need to simply stop paying any attention at all to what's said by psychotic psychopaths willing to cause the end of the world for their own delusions. Treatment or ostracism, confession and cessation or being stripped of everything. For now, it's their choice, but the window is closing and if we don't' act rationally, others are likely to act irrationally and violently. That only makes the solutions harder; we need to prevent it by acting strongly now.