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Climate deniers sending 100,000 disinformation pamphlets to teachers because they didn’t learn last time

Having failed to get any real traction for their “Climate at a Glance” website, the disgraced and debunked Heartland Institute recently emailed subscribers to let us know they’d be sending 100,000 printed versions of the website directly to professors and teachers around the U.S. This is hardly the first time deniers have tried to simply mail their way into […]

January 18th

Climate denier James Taylor gets everything wrong about Idaho (but at least doesn’t confuse it with Iowa this time)

Back on January 3rd, Boise State Public Radio published a short piece on some reports from a local university about what climate change might mean for Idaho. It links to a 2-page “Snapshot” of the full report’s climate section, and a “Key Findings” summary of the larger report, both of which give the usual sort of overview of how climate change […]

January 14th

War on science: Antivaxxers won’t trust doctors, but WILL drink urine and take testosterone-blocking trans meds?

FAIR WARNING: Today’s Climate Denier Roundup is not really about climate, but instead features a few stories from climate-denier-adjacent communities, where things are just fantastically and amusingly weird, despite the underlying horror of it all. So you may be excused if you’re busy, but … you’ll be missing out on some fun! (And some entertaining […]

January 12th

Fox ‘news’ continues to spew blazingly false covid and climate propaganda

Efforts to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic under control as we roll into 2022 have not exactly been successful, to put it lightly. Nevertheless, deniers are eager to use what actions have been taken as a cudgel to fearmonger about climate change. By Climate Denier Roundup Back in October of 2020, we called out deniers portraying a call […]

January 11th

Is Facebook consulting Ryan Maue, a climate denier too dishonest for even the Trump administration?

In late 2020, a faltering, one-term, failed coup leader and washed-up reality TV host Donald Trump brought two climate deniers into his fact-adverse, racist, and violence-stoking administration: David Legates and Ryan Maue. The pair then did something incredible. When Legates and Maue slapped an official White House seal onto a bunch of climate denial pamphlets they’d produced, it proved a […]

January 10th

WaPo imagines EVs stuck in snow instead of gas cars (Echoing climate and science-denier trolls)

No one wants to get stuck in traffic. Or in the snow. Getting stuck in an all-day traffic jam because it snowed, well, that’s pretty much the worst. And that’s exactly what happened in Virginia this week, when thousands of people spent all day stuck on the highway after a severe snowstorm turned a jackknifed […]

‘Don’t Look Up’: Hollywood’s primer on climate denial illustrates 5 myths that fuel rejection of science

Every disaster movie seems to open with a scientist being ignored. “Don’t Look Up” is no exception – in fact, people ignoring or flat out denying scientific evidence is the point. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally Earth-shattering discovery and then try to persuade the president to take action to […]

January 6th

Climate denial satire “Don’t Look Up” is now the top film on Netflix worldwide

The new feature film “Don’t Look Up,” a dark comedy satirizing the complacency and mendacity of elites in the face of an existential threat to human civilization, is now the most popular movie on Netflix worldwide, according to data compiled by FlixPatrol. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “Absolutely love to see a climate movie hitting this huge a […]

December 29th

RedGREENandBlue’s top 10 stories of 2021: COP26: Climate deniers beclown themselves, then cry ‘I’ve been cancelled!’ when people laugh

RedGREENandBlue’s top 10 stories of 2021: Steven Donziger beat Chevron in court, so they crucified him. He just won his appeal Michael Mann on “Don’t Look Up”: DO see this film! Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago and caused massive sudden climate change Sharkfest: 10 solutions to overfishing that could save our oceans […]

December 29th

Senate Dems tell Facebook, Google CEOs to fulfill pledges to end spread of climate disinformation

A trio of Democratic U.S. senators have sent a letter demanding that the CEOs of Facebook and Google follow through on their promises to stop the spread of climate disinformation on their platforms. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The climate crisis poses an existential threat,” states the letter from Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), […]

December 24th

Yes, Androids Do Dream Of Electric Sheeple: Facebook Metaverse Already Breeding Misinfo Bots

Well, dear readers, this will be 2021’s last Denier Roundup, and we endeavor to make it just as wild as this year has been. For example, back in November when talking about Artificial Intelligence that’s finding climate conspiracies, we referenced Philip K. Dick’s Blade Runner-inspiring novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We asked rhetorically, but it seems […]

December 21st

Libertarian Calls Cops On Crying Kid, Because Deniers Are The Real Big Babies

You may remember Joakim Book (but probably not because he’s not really that important) as the guy who essentially claimed that because he never personally received a check from Mr. Koch, his employer’s funding by the climate denial billionaire can’t be biasing his climate denial. Also, as we noted, he hates kids and their parents, because when he […]

December 17th

Biggest source of climate denial online is industial disinformation, not random idiots

Yesterday on reddit, we happened to notice a “list of recommended alarmist-free sites” and, ever curious about new sources for content, we were eager to check out what sorts of places a regular /r/climateskeptics poster goes for their climate denial. We know who the professionals are, but what amateur climate content might an amateur poster […]

December 11th

CO2 Coalition’s newest member Tony Heller just got kicked off Twitter for covid conspiracies

This is always embarrassing, but we need to correct something in yesterday’s roundup: we described Tony Heller as a “climate conspiracist in denial about being a debunked conspiracy theorist,” who is not formally affiliated with a professional climate denial organization. This was true when we were drafting it on the 8th, but later that day, Heller posted on this blog that he’s now a member of the CO2 Coalition, the […]

December 10th

Man who thinks abortion should be punished by hanging is worried about climate totalitarianism

Back in 2018, the Atlantic magazine hired Kevin Williamson, and then fired him when it became apparent that he believes people who get an abortion should be executed. “I’ve got a soft spot for hanging as a form of capital punishment,” he said on a podcast, as he tends “to think that things like lethal injection are a little too antiseptic.” […]

December 9th