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James O’Keefe’s latest hitpiece claims CNN will switch focus to climate once covid-19 is over. Yay?

James O’Keefe is a conservative activist who likes to play dress up, pretend to be someone he’s not, and get random people at big organizations to say things he then takes out of context and uses as political propaganda. (He’d describe himself as more of an investigative journalist who, with his Project Veritas organization, performs […]

Local lemmings lining up to participate in big oil’s latest astroturf campaign

In February, New Mexico’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Jessica Sanders wrote an op-ed for the Albuquerque Journal to “strongly encourage President Biden to reconsider” his pause on fracking on federal lands. It appeared independent enough on its face, in that there’s no disclosure of industry involvement. The fact that it was full of industry […]

Fighting disinformation in the funny pages: New comic illustrates how delay is the new climate denial

Last week, there was a minor kerfuffle in the climate denier-adjacent world, when anti-pronouns crusader and climate denier Jordan Peterson tweeted, “Do I really live in a universe where Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a Captain America comic featuring a parody of my ideas as part of the philosophy of the arch villain Red Skull?” By Climate Denier Roundup […]

CAN we nudge climate deniers into doing the right thing?

A new blog post at Columbia University’s State of the Planet by student journalist Allison Day caught our eye yesterday, because its headline made quite a bold promise: How to nudge climate deniers into doing the right thing. By Climate Denier Roundup Headline use of the now-mostly-debunked-for-big-decisions concept of a public policy “nudge” aside, the post references […]

‘Don’t be Socialist, just be like Denmark’, confused conservative climate activist advises

April Fool’s Day is supposed to be on the first, but apparently the Koch-y, COVID-deniers at AIER are running a few days behind, because on the 4th they published something that has got to be a gag. “Stop greenwashing socialism,” the headline read for the piece by the American Conservation Coalition’s National Policy Director, Christopher Barnard. While […]

You can’t evaluate disinformation without understanding the political agenda behind it

Dr. Joan Donovan’s Technology and Social Change project on Media Manipulation released a report Tuesday on mitigating medical disinformation with a “whole-of-society approach.” While it focuses on how medical misinformation is spread through media manipulation and its audience within the public health community, mentions of COVID-19 and vaccines could just as easily be swapped for […]

Socialism for big oil: THEY get the profits, YOU pay the carbon fee

Last week the American Petroleum Institute announced an openness to the possibility of supporting some theoretical carbon pricing policy, if that policy were to meet some very specific conditions, which API correctly bet most reporters wouldn’t get into. Interestingly, it was the more conservative outlets that explained what was happening most bluntly, with the Washington Times’ […]

Amazon wants to be a climate champion (but profits from climate denial)

In a 2013 study, Riley Dunlap and Peter Jacques analyzed how climate denial books are closely tied to organized denial think tanks, and while most consensus climate books are accurate and peer reviewed, Dunlap and Jacques concluded that “at least 90% of denial books do not undergo peer review, allowing authors or editors to recycle scientifically unfounded […]

Sky News starting first daily climate news show, but still platforms plenty of climate deniers

Starting on April 7th, there will be a daily prime time news program about climate change on Sky News. With extreme weather like floods being worsened by climate change, and denier politicians rerunning debunked old conspiracy theories in it’s former owner Rupert Murdoch’s native Australia, it’s not a moment too soon! By Climate Denier Roundup Because just like in the US […]

Even thought big oil knew FOR DECADES it was destroying the planet, deniers still spin conspiracy theories

A study published last month found air pollution from fossil fuels was responsible for one in five deaths in 2018. It was a dramatic finding, but it wasn’t exactly surprising for those in the field. Especially, it turns out, to Big Oil itself. As early as the 1960s, Oliver Milman reports at the Guardian, “the oil industry […]

Climate deniers keep blaming the wrong corps for warming (Contrails? Really?)

Yesterday, we came across a post on “Health Impact News,” a website with COVID conspiracies in its “Top stories this week” column, with a double-coloned-headline that refused to be ignored: URGENT: New documentary proves climate engineering by controlling the weather (NOT ‘global warming’) is destroying life and the planet: immediate danger FAR greater than COVID-19. By […]

The party of personal responsibility doesn’t want to be held responsible for lying about climate change

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published the editorial version of “we’re all just trying to find the guy who did this” by columnist Gerald Seib. Seib’s lukewarm, concern-trolling column cowardly both sides-ed the current environment of partisan acrimony, instead blaming a mix of political consultants, digital advertisers, and cable news hosts who “profit one way or […]