Fossil Fuel Firms Flock to Conservative Party Conference

A number of oil and gas firms have been announced as the hosts of stands and events at this year’s Conservative Party conference.  The conference, which is being held from 1 to 4 October in Manchester, will play host to the likes of BP, British Gas’ parent company Centrica, petrochemical giant Valero, and Drax – […]

A Guide to Six Greenwashing Terms Big Ag Is Bringing to COP28

Agriculture, which is responsible for over one third of the world’s emissions, will be under the spotlight at the upcoming COP28 global climate summit in Dubai. In the wake of blazing heat, rising food insecurity and devastating floods, COP28 leaders have released a four-point “food and agriculture” agenda for the conference, which will call for […]

Anti-Net Zero Groups Welcome Sunak’s Green U-Turn – As Civil Servants Left in Disarray

Anti-net zero campaigners and climate science deniers are claiming credit for the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s weakening of UK green policies, as a senior official told DeSmog that civil servants were left “scratching their heads” after being ignored by Sunak this week. After the BBC revealed on Tuesday that Sunak was considering weakening a number […]

Director of Climate Science Denial Group Tony Abbott Reappointed as Board of Trade Adviser

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, a director of the UK’s principal climate science denial group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), has been reappointed by the government as an adviser to the prestigious Board of Trade.  Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch has today announced the 13 advisers who will provide counsel to the […]

WPP Has More Fossil Fuel Clients Than Any Other Advertising Company, Report Finds 

Global advertising and public relations company WPP has more contracts with fossil fuel clients than any of its rivals, despite the group’s pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2030, according to a report by campaign group Clean Creatives.  The UK-based company topped the annual ‘F-List’ documenting the creative and public relations industry’s work for […]

Revealed: How Big Dairy Is Milking Net Zero

When Pathways to Dairy Net Zero (P2DNZ) made its debut ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit in 2021, it looked like the kind of group that could meet an important but largely neglected area of global climate response. Armed with a seat at the highest levels of food policy, and well-connected – to […]

Nearly 200 Environmentalists Were Murdered for Their Work in 2022

In early June of last year, Indigenous rights expert Bruno Pereira and Guardian journalist Dom Phillips set off together on a riverboat journey through Brazil’s Javari Valley Indigenous territory, to meet and speak with residents working to protect the area. They would not make it back alive. Pereira and Phillips were two of at least […]

Meet the Shadowy Network Vilifying Climate Protestors

By Amy Westervelt, Drilled, and Geoff Dembicki, DeSmog, with additional reporting by Julianna Merullo and Lyndal Rowlands Earlier this year, news footage began making the rounds on social media of young activists from the German climate organization Letzte Generation (Last Generation) being assaulted by their fellow citizens as they obstructed streets in an effort to […]

Revealed: Oil and Gas Industry Links of Telegraph Energy and Climate Commentator

The Daily Telegraph has published weekly articles since 11 August by David Blackmon, a veteran of the oil and gas industry.  The articles have all been critical of current policies to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and ensure the transition to renewable energy.  The idea of “an energy transition that will dramatically reduce the […]