Stella Levantesi

Stella Levantesi

About

Stella Levantesi is an Italian climate journalist, photographer, and author. She is the author of the Gaslit series on DeSmog. Her main areas of expertise are climate disinformation, climate litigation, and corporate responsibility on the climate crisis. Her book “I bugiardi del clima” (Climate Liars), published in Italy with Laterza, investigates the history of climate science denial and obstruction tactics to climate action. She has an MA from New York University’s Journalism Institute. Her work has been published in The New Republic, Nature Italy, and others. Stella gave a TEDx Talk on climate change denial entitled “The dominance illusion: chi mente sul clima e perché”. You can follow her on Twitter @StellaLevantesi.

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From software giants to soft drinks makers, the vast majority of partners at climate talks in Egypt are enmeshed with the oil and gas industry, researchers find.

From software giants to soft drinks makers, the vast majority of partners at climate talks in Egypt are enmeshed with the oil and gas industry, researchers find.
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A race by German and Italian companies to secure new sources of natural gas in the wake of the Ukraine invasion risks harming Africa’s clean energy transition, campaigners warn.

A race by German and Italian companies to secure new sources of natural gas in the wake of the Ukraine invasion risks harming Africa’s clean energy transition, campaigners warn.
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From sports to academia to the arts, fossil fuel companies are pouring money on the things we love, in an effort to “not be held accountable” for climate chaos.

From sports to academia to the arts, fossil fuel companies are pouring money on the things we love, in an effort to “not be held accountable” for climate chaos.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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A new research agreement between an Italian public university and Eni helps the oil and gas company “maintain a social license to operate,” professor says.

A new research agreement between an Italian public university and Eni helps the oil and gas company “maintain a social license to operate,” professor says.
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With a right-wing coalition projected to win this weekend’s snap election, incumbent energy companies face scant pressure over climate change.

With a right-wing coalition projected to win this weekend’s snap election, incumbent energy companies face scant pressure over climate change.
Series: Gas Lock-in
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As heatwaves, heavy rainfall, and flooding hit countries worldwide, climate deniers and those obstructing climate action deny or downplay extreme weather’s climate connection.

As heatwaves, heavy rainfall, and flooding hit countries worldwide, climate deniers and those obstructing climate action deny or downplay extreme weather’s climate connection.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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Despite the UN secretary-general’s calls to abandon oil and gas finance, fewer than 15 banks, insurers, and investors have created policies to limit support for the industry, according to a recently expanded tracker.

Despite the UN secretary-general’s calls to abandon oil and gas finance, fewer than 15 banks, insurers, and investors have created policies to limit support for the industry, according to a recently expanded tracker.
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From narratives about fossil fuels as a solution to climate advocates as out of touch with reality, here’s how the fossil fuel industry and its allies are weaponizing words to delay climate action.

From narratives about fossil fuels as a solution to climate advocates as out of touch with reality, here’s how the fossil fuel industry and its allies are weaponizing words to delay climate action.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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“I’m afraid that our freedom to voice dissent is going to be taken away,” said one of the activists.

“I’m afraid that our freedom to voice dissent is going to be taken away,” said one of the activists.
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Activists warn that calls for energy independence are just “peace washing” the fossil fuels that enabled this conflict.

Activists warn that calls for energy independence are just “peace washing” the fossil fuels that enabled this conflict.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit