climate denial

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]

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    Twitter to Ban Climate Denying Ads

    Twitter to Ban Climate Denying Ads

    Social media platform Twitter is taking a stand against climate denial. The company announced on Earth Day that it would ban all advertisements that “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.”  “We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” Twitter […]

    Pinterest Announces Thorough Ban of Climate Misinformation

    Pinterest Announces Thorough Ban of Climate Misinformation

    Pinterest announced Wednesday it will implement a new climate misinformation policy notable for its strength and contrast to less comprehensive measures taken by other social media platforms. The policy prohibits paid and organic “content that denies the existence or impacts of climate change,” as well as false or misleading content regarding climate solutions. The new policy could also bar all content produced by entities funded by […]

    Federal Court Rejects Exxon’s Attempt to Halt Climate Change Investigations

    Federal Court Rejects Exxon’s Attempt to Halt Climate Change Investigations

    On Tuesday, a federal appeals court denied ExxonMobil’s attempt to stop the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts from investigating whether the company lied about its knowledge of climate change. The decision was handed down by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which said Exxon couldn’t sue Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura […]

    Climate Change Is OKCupid’s No. 1 ‘Dealbreaker’ Issue

    Climate Change Is OKCupid’s No. 1 ‘Dealbreaker’ Issue

    Apparently, climate denial is a major turn-off.  New data from dating app OKCupid shared with The Hill on Thursday revealed that a potential match’s opinion on the climate crisis was the biggest “deal breaker” issue for love seekers.  “We have just seen over time, climate change being more and more this huge topic for our […]

    Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

    Facebook Failed to Label Top Posts From Climate Change-Deniers

    In new research released Wednesday, February 23, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) reported that Facebook did not add content warning labels to over 50% of top posts from climate change-deniers. Now called Meta, Facebook has been in hot water regarding its role in spreading misinformation.

    Volunteers Work to Keep Climate Deniers off of Wikipedia

    Volunteers Work to Keep Climate Deniers off of Wikipedia

    If you’ve ever written a report for school, you’ve probably been told not to use Wikipedia as a reliable source. While there’s a fountain of information on this website, Wikipedia itself notes that it isn’t a reliable source because it’s made up of user-generated content. That means just about anyone can go in and write […]

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    By Nick Cunningham From coining “clean coal” to “carbon footprint,” public relations firms have been instrumental in shaping the public discourse around climate and energy policy, and as a new study underlines, their powerful efforts have flown under the radar for too long. PR firms have played a key role in obstructing action on climate […]