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Daily Debunker: How Climate Change Denial Works

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Published Feb 13, 2020

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A clear consensus exists among scientists about climate change ⁠— that it is real, and that it is largely caused by human activities ⁠— yet climate-change denialists keep pumping out propaganda designed to convince the public otherwise.

Indeed, the fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls, and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of global warming, using familiar rhetoric and misinformation.

Mark Maskin, a professor of earth system science at University College London, outlines their tactics in an article for The Conversation entitled “The Five Pillars of Climate Change Denial.”

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