WHO is Responsible for This Crisis?
- The 100 top ecocidal planet killers
- 100 companies create 71% of global emissions
- Capitalism or Mother Earth – pick one
- It’s time to rein in the fossil fuel giants before their greed chokes the planet
WHO is Muddying the Waters?
On the one hand, there are climate change deniers, who are either woefully ignorant or intentionally disseminating misinformation (see https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaf939/meta for more info), and on the other hand there are climate alarmists, who try to convince us that we are doomed, so we may as well just give up all efforts to avert the crisis. Both are dangerous, but the alarmist have less influence. See this Guardian article or this Vox article for more info.
Here’s a partial list of those disseminating misinformation: https://skepticalscience.com/misinformers.php
Also, social media platforms are being heavily used to disseminate misinformation. Here’s information about YouTube: https://www.ecowatch.com/youtube-climate-disinformation-2644840054.html, and British journalist Carole Cadwalladr investigated how false ads in Facebook influenced the Brexit vote – and may be used to influence U.S. elections, too: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/12/740771021/carole-cadwalladr-how-did-social-media-manipulate-our-votes-and-our-elections. Facebook is a major venue of disinformation in the US, too (well worth the 17 minutes to watch).
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Who is shaping the global climate agenda? See this website.
Who is funding the attacks on womens’ rights? See this investigation.
Climate Feedback is an excellent source of peer-reviewed, accurate information, accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network. The European Science-Media Hub also spreads accurate information. Climate Without Borders and Climate Tracker are examples of other organizations working to share accurate climate and weather information.
If you want some hard science about climate change that is also accessible, see https://nexusmedianews.com/from-ice-ages-to-interglacial-periods-the-climate-has-always-changed-3592bc06f5a8.