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QAnon Conspiracy: Far Right Group Convince Thousands To Join Climate Denial Campaign

8 Mins Read By: Sharon Kelly Back in December 2019, two conspiratorial worldviews collided as, for the first time, QAnon’s Q suggested his followers should question anew a topic that, by now, has been considered, and reconsidered, for decades: climate change. “The Paris Agreement on Climate is Another Scam to Ripoff Taxpayers and Enrich the Politicians,” the Q-Drop (the term QAnon followers use […]

Yes, The Rise In Forest Fires & Climate Change Are Connected, No Matter What The Skeptics’ Say

5 Mins Read By: Joan Conrow As wildfires blaze throughout the American West, climate change skeptics are downplaying both their devastating impact on forests and the role of rising global temperatures in sparking infernos. This point of view was expressed in a piece published this week by Michael Shellenberger, an environmental activist and writer whose new publications seek to minimize the […]

Eco-Fascism Is On The Rise, Here’s How You Can Fight Against It

3 Mins Read Since the pandemic struck, a slew of stories pointing to what appears to be the positive impact of coronavirus on the environment have been circulating on social media. While it is indeed true that carbon emissions have significantly decreased due to a nosedive in air travel, road traffic and industrial activity, experts and activists are […]

Anti-Climate Groups Are Using Coronavirus Fear To Fight Plastic Bag Bans

3 Mins Read A number of conservative think tanks and lobbying groups are now using the coronavirus pandemic to stoke fears about reusable products in order to fight plastic bag bans in the United States. Articles misrepresenting studies are now being circulated to convince readers that reusable cloth bags are worse than plastic ones in terms of spreading […]

Climate Denial Exists Because Humans Are Hard-Wired To Reject Facts They Don’t Like

3 Mins Read In a recent article published in The Conversation by Adrian Bardon, a professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, the reason behind continued denial about globally scientifically-backed phenomena such as the climate crisis is because of motivated reasoning. Motivated reasoning, according to social scientists, refers to the process of deciding what evidence to accept based […]

4 Fake Facts That Climate Deniers Still Believe & How To Debunk Them

5 Mins Read Thanks to huge funding from the fossil fuel industry, anti-climate political lobbyists and irresponsible celebs, we live in an age where a section of the population is still in denial about our climate crisis. Although much of the public have become more aware about the depth of our planetary emergency, with growing student climate strikes, […]