In this episode, part of our season long exploration of climate data, Jacquelyn Gill discusses the long history of fossil fuel industry-perpetuated climate disinformation with investigative journalists Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin, and how they use data to hold these companies accountable.
A full transcript of the episode can be found at:
You can find both our guests on Twitter:
For more of their work, check out the following sites:
Amy's podcast Drilled:
Amy's website Drilled News:
Emily's newsletter, Heated:
Merchants of Doubt, from Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran, is one of the most comprehensive histories available for how industries have weaponized the language of science against smoking, environmental protection, and climate change.
#ExxonKnew is the latest project from Oreskes, that extensively documents how Exxon knew about the disastrous effects of climate change for years and still actively pushed against regulations that would have lessened its impacts:
For more on Exxon using cartoon characters, see this article from Amy in Heated:
This article from Drilled News goes in depth on Ivy Lee (in addition to part of Season 3 of Drilled):
An archived version of the Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change can be found here:
It is no longer available on the current EPA website:
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