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Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats

September 20, 2022

An AP News article that focuses on climate disinformation led by fossil fuel companies features CSSN Scholar Ben Franta for his expertise on the history of climate science and denial.

Read the article here.

Quotes:

“Even as surveys show the public generally has become more concerned about climate change, a sizeable number of Americans have become even more distrustful of the scientific consensus.”

“‘We are living within an extended multi-decade campaign executed by the fossil fuel industry,’ Franta said.”

“Aggressive approaches to address climate change are now dismissed not on scientific grounds but on economic ones.”

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