Brendan DeMelle is Executive Director of DeSmog. He is also a freelance writer and researcher specializing in media, politics, climate change and clean energy. He has served as research associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., researcher for The Ring of Fire, researcher for Laurie David, law and policy analyst for Environmental Working Group, campus organizer for Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, environmental justice associate for EPA Region 10, among other positions in his career. DeMelle has provided writing and communications services on a wide range of topics, with a demonstrated ability to simplify complex and technical issues into concise, accessible language for general public consumption.
His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Grist, The Washington Times and other outlets, including a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Rural History about the social and ecological impacts of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project. He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies in 1998, and lives in Seattle, Washington.
A new investigation illuminates the gas industry’s 50-year PR campaign weaponizing science to promote doubt over the health effects of gas stoves and obstruct regulation.
Executives discussing plans to export 14 million tons of gas per year from the west coast of Canada at LNG2023 didn’t want our reporter there to cover it.
Weber Shandwick also hosted a roundtable on “authentic” climate communication.
DeSmog has created a new position to expand our investigative capacity in covering the global climate crisis, energy politics, and the struggles for environmental justice across the planet.
We’re evolving and expanding globally to keep up with the evolution of climate science denial.