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 change delay and denial, 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 climate change denial history 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 is a TEDx speaker, her TEDx Talk on climate change denial is entitled “The dominance illusion: chi mente sul clima e perché”. You can follow her on Twitter @StellaLevantesi.
With a right-wing coalition projected to win this weekend’s snap election, incumbent energy companies face scant pressure over climate change.
As heatwaves, heavy rainfall, and flooding hit countries worldwide, climate deniers and those obstructing climate action deny or downplay extreme weather’s climate connection.
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.
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.
“I’m afraid that our freedom to voice dissent is going to be taken away,” said one of the activists.
Activists warn that calls for energy independence are just “peace washing” the fossil fuels that enabled this conflict.
A new report suggests that lawsuits alleging false or misleading “climate-washing” claims are increasing and “pushing the cause forward.”
Powered by fossil fuel funding, PR agents have used astroturfing, “manufactured consent,” and other techniques to furtively shape public perceptions in favor of their polluting clients.
Lobbyists and an alliance of some EU governments push gas and nuclear in a sustainable investing guide. Scientific experts are “deeply concerned.”
From doomsday scenarios to conspiracies totally removed from reality, a Twitter analysis found the top fear-based narratives that today’s climate deniers are spreading to prevent climate policy.