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BBC Radio Series Tracks History of Climate Denial

The BBC has launched a two hour series on the history of corporate climate denial. The series starts in 1988 and traces the rise in climate policy attacks through the George W. Bush Administration in

60 Minutes, Trump, Climate Change
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Florida. after Hurricane Michael Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

On 60 Minutes Trump Says: “I’m not denying climate change”

(Updated to include AP interview, Oct 18, 2018) Climate change is coming at Trump even as he tries like hell to avoid the subject.  Record setting hurricanes, Florence and Michael, have caused devastation across the

McCain, Climate Change

The Covert Attack on Sen. McCain’s Climate Leadership by ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers

InsideClimate News’ Marianne Lavelle published a long piece this weekend, chronicling Senator John McCain’s rise and fall as a climate leader.  The story highlights a campaign I worked on in 2000, where we asked all

America First Energy Conference

America First Energy Conference Stacked With Climate Change Deniers

On November 9th, the climate change denying Heartland Institute is holding an energy conference in Houston to applaud the Trump Administration’s repeal of environmental protections and clean energy policy. According to its website, the conference

Cooler Heads Coalition

Cooler Heads Coalition

The Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), the longest running climate denial coalition, describes itself as an “informal and ad-hoc group focused on dispelling the myths of global warming…”.  Translation: a coalition of climate denying organizations, funded through the years

Trump, Climate Change

Exxon and Koch Funded Deniers Who Pushed Trump to Exit Paris Climate Agreement

The Money Behind Paris Agreement Opposition On May 8th, 2017, forty four climate denying “free market” anti-government organizations wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to pull the United States out of the Paris

Exxon Education Foundation 1997 report containing grant to Competitive Enterprise Institute for "Climate Change Program"

Washington Post: Exxon, Koch, and Big Coal Cash Begat Trump Climate Denial

Q: What does spending tens of millions of dollars supporting climate denial organizations over a twenty year period buy you? A: Donald Trump, abdication of U.S. leadership on climate and increased risk of damage from

Hurricane Harvey, Climate Change

Hurricane Harvey, Climate Denial, Fake News and ExxonMobil

For well over twenty years, climate deniers have tried to stymie discussion of extreme weather events and climate change. Why? Because extreme weather kills people, destroys property, trashes things and costs billions of dollars.  And

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The Heartland Institute

Background The Heartland Institute is a free market think tank at the forefront of denying manmade climate change. Joseph Bast was the director and CEO of the institute from it’s inception in 1984 until 2017.

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The Consumer Alert

Climate Denial The Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations, was founded under the direction of the National Consumer Coalition—a project of the now-defunct Consumer Alert.  An investigation by CIC as shown that from 1997-2015