“Predatory delay” – how the fossil fuel industries created and maintained climate change denialism

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The strategy of muddling the public’s impression of climate science has proved to be highly effective. In 2017, polls found that almost ninety per cent of Americans did not know that there was a scientific consensus on global warming.

What is certain is that the industry’s campaign cost us the efforts of the human generation that might have made the crucial difference in the climate fight

How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet, New Yorker, by Bill McKibben November 18, 2018  ………The climatologist James Hansen testified before Congress about the dangers of human-caused climate change thirty years ago. Since then, carbon emissions have increased with each year except 2009 (the height of the global recession) and the newest data show that 2018 will set another record. Simple inertia and the human tendency to prioritize short-term gains have played a role, but the fossil-fuel industry’s contribution has been by…

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