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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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Facts aren't enough to combat false and misleading messaging. Experts suggest an additional strategy.

Facts aren't enough to combat false and misleading messaging. Experts suggest an additional strategy.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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The case coincides with a new Greenpeace Italy and ReCommon report showing Eni’s technical consultants have wide links to climate denier groups.

The case coincides with a new Greenpeace Italy and ReCommon report showing Eni’s technical consultants have wide links to climate denier groups.
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Experts say investor pressure is “one tool in the arsenal” to fight against fossil fuel companies’ tried and true PR communication strategies.

Experts say investor pressure is “one tool in the arsenal” to fight against fossil fuel companies’ tried and true PR communication strategies.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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The devil is in the details, and at this year’s UN global climate conference, the details start with words like “unabated,” and “operational.”

The devil is in the details, and at this year’s UN global climate conference, the details start with words like “unabated,” and “operational.”
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New research finds Eni continued to push oil and gas agenda despite knowing potential for climate risk since 1970.

New research finds Eni continued to push oil and gas agenda despite knowing potential for climate risk since 1970.
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Greenwashing has disturbingly persistent effects, which is why countering it is essential.

Greenwashing has disturbingly persistent effects, which is why countering it is essential.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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Newly-unearthed document seen by DeSmog shows the oil and gas company was warned of the “catastrophic” risks of burning its products in 1970.

Newly-unearthed document seen by DeSmog shows the oil and gas company was warned of the “catastrophic” risks of burning its products in 1970.
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DeSmog study finds surge in social media posts backing industry plans for build-out of new projects.

DeSmog study finds surge in social media posts backing industry plans for build-out of new projects.
Series: Gas Lock-in
Opinion
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The writer and activist shares her thoughts on the climate movement's wins, the key difference between optimism and hope, and the "clarifying" violence climate activists face.

The writer and activist shares her thoughts on the climate movement's wins, the key difference between optimism and hope, and the "clarifying" violence climate activists face.
Series: Gaslit
Series: Gaslit
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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.