Understanding the UK Climate Denial Industry

About the Understanding the UK Climate Denial Industry Series

DeSmog UK’s Climate Disinformation Database, launched in December 2017, is an extensive research resource on individual and organizational climate science deniers involved in Britain’s global warming denial industry. It is a quick and easy tool for the public, policymakers, researchers, and journalists to check who they’re dealing with on climate science and policy.

Behind each climate policy failure is a network of politicians, corporate lobbyists, and shadowy think tanks pushing to preserve the fossil-fuelled status quo. DeSmog UK’s database casts light on the activities of those pushing disinformation to dampen commitment to action on climate change or promote fossil fuels.

This series showcases how many of the actors in our database are connected to one another through funding, business relationships, personal connections, and ideological origins.

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In This Series

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Hardline Brexiteers with links to a network of organisations spreading disinformation about climate change have seats on an expert committee closely advising international trade secretary Liam Fox,...
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Representatives from thinktanks on both sides of the Atlantic heavily involved in lobbying for Brexit and spreading disinformation on climate change are set to meet to formulate their vision for a ...
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Brexit cheerleader Daniel Hannan has been busy since last June’s referendum set the clock ticking on his current job as a Member of the European Parliament. His latest venture is the Institute for...
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Two of Prime Minister Theresa May’s special advisers met with a libertarian US think tank founded by climate science denial funder Charles Koch last winter, but Number 10 Downing Street will not sa...
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A leading lobbyist for a climate science denial campaign group has unfettered access to UK lawmakers by being registered as a “staff” member of an associated Lord, but does not declare his role in ...
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This person has been in the press a lot but says some weird things about climate science – who are they, and what are their credentials? This group seems very keen on fossil fuels, but their resea...
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Former environment secretary Owen Paterson made the rounds with some of the top climate science deniers on a tour of the US this autumn to promote a “special relationship” post-Brexit. The Shropsh...