The fossil fuel industry is widely known to be the driving force behind climate-denying front groups and disreputable scientists. Their aim is to make the public question the veracity of climate scientists and by all accounts, they have been successful. In the US they managed to increase public skepticism and gain control of the Republican party.
As revealed by a series of internal company and trade association documents the fossil fuel industry has funded climate denial. This summary of evidence from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows how the fossil fuel industry funds a campaign of deception. Here is an assemblage of some of the most compelling evidence to date:
For thirty years they have been working to confuse the clear scientific evidence that fossil fuels are responsible for climate change. They work to misinform the public and influence politicians. If left unchecked the fossil fuel industry will push us past dangerous climate tipping points and create a world ravaged by climate change.
Fossil Fuel Powered Anti-Science Climate DenialVideo – An Introduction to Climate Denial
Infographic – Climate Denial is Anti-Science
Greenpeace Report – Dealing in Doubt: A Chronical of Climate Denial
Science and Pernicious Ignorance of Climate Change Denial
Video – Evolution and Global Warming Denialism: How the Public is Misled
The Business of Climate Change Deception
The Kochs’ Climate Science Denial
Koch Industries Financing Climate Denial
Protecting the Planet from Corporate Misrepresentation