Disinformation Over Data with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin

39 minutes

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:
https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards/disinformation-over-data-with-amy-westervelt-and-emily-atkin-b5c7aeba0613

Show Notes

You can find both our guests on Twitter:
Amy Westervelt:
https://twitter.com/amywestervelt

Emily Atkin:
https://twitter.com/emorwee

For more of their work, check out the following sites:

Amy's podcast Drilled:
https://www.criticalfrequency.org/drilled

Amy's website Drilled News:
http://drillednews.com

Emily's newsletter, Heated:
https://heated.world/

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.

Book:
https://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/

Documentary
https://www.sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt/

#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:
https://exxonknew.org

For more on Exxon using cartoon characters, see this article from Amy in Heated:
https://heated.world/p/when-exxon-used-mickey-mouse-to-promote

This article from Drilled News goes in depth on Ivy Lee (in addition to part of Season 3 of Drilled):
https://www.drillednews.com/post/the-world-s-first-publicist-worked-for-big-oil

An archived version of the Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change can be found here:
https://archive.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html

It is no longer available on the current EPA website:
https://envirodatagov.org/aar-9-epa-discontinues-updates-to-climate-change-websites/

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