Climate Depot's Marc Morano Returns to UN Climate Talks to Mock Activists, Spin Climate Denial

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Climate Depot’s Marc Morano made his annual trek to the United Nations climate talks, where he and his colleagues like to tweak climate campaigners and delegates with their well-greased climate science-denying PR machine.

Most years, CFACT (The Commitee for a Constructive Tomorrow), which publishes Morano’s Climate Depot website, will hold a press conference, but this year none is on the schedule. To fill his time this morning, Morano, who loves to play dress-up, donned a captain’s outfit and mocked a Greenpeace campaign boat.

This afternoon, Morano sat down in front of a Turkish TV camera to debate Massachusetts state senator Michael Barrett about President Trump’s pledge to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The DeSmog team became aware of the interview when overhearing Morano’s booming voice announce before the interview, “I’m not here representing Trump, but I agree with him.”

Here is Morano bragging about how the United States is now the only country intending to pull out of the Paris Agreement:

And here he is responding to a question about the 97 percent consensus, and somehow equating Harvard-educated scientists and politicians to the judges in the Salem witch trials.

Next year, the climate talks will be held in Katowice, Poland, and we expect that Morano will be back singing the praises of fossil fuels (especially Polish coal), and dismissing the scientific realities of climate change.

Main image: Climate Depot’s Marc Morano giving an interview in the media room of the UN‘s COP23 climate talks, November 16, 2017. Credit: DeSmog

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Ben Jervey is a Senior Fellow for DeSmog and directs the KochvsClean.com project. He is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher, specializing in climate change and energy systems and policy. Ben is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor for GOOD Magazine, and wrote a longstanding weekly column titled “The New Ideal: Building the clean energy economy of the 21st Century and avoiding the worst fates of climate change.” He has also contributed regularly to National Geographic News, Grist, and OnEarth Magazine. He has published three books—on eco-friendly living in New York City, an Energy 101 primer, and, most recently, “The Electric Battery: Charging Forward to a Low Carbon Future.” He graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College, and earned a Master’s in Energy Regulation and Law at Vermont Law School. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.

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