By Critical Frequency
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Putting the right people at the right dinner parties, funding university research centers to control the science on which regulation is based, placing weekly advertorials in The New York Times for 30 years. These are just some of the ways oil companies created climate denial and made it viral. Join us as we uncover the most elaborate—and most effective—propaganda campaign of the century.
||CleanWinning the War||Fossil fuel industry influence campaigns ensured that we lost a critical 30 years not taking action on climate change. But all is not lost. The technology to address climate change exists, and if there's one thing history teaches us about America it's..||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampaigns So Successful They've Landed in Court||The fossil fuel industry's decades-long information war was so successful that even though oil companies themselves began publicly accepting climate science years ago, the public remains skeptical. Fewer Americans believe in the need to act on climate..||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Step to Influencing Policy: Setting Research Agendas||If you unravel climate policy back to its origins, eventually you get to academic research. Although oil companies dramatically reduced their own scientific research on climate in the 1990s, by the early 2000s they began funding research centers at...||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAggressive Think Tanks, Shouty Pundits, and a New Religious Argument||To make media manipulation and lobbying truly effective, oil companies and their public relations firms also had to shift the culture, influencing everything from civil discourse to how religious groups viewed the issue of climate change.||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploiting Scientists' Kryptonite: Certainty||In addition to using journalists' views on their own objectivity against them, oil companies exploited various weaknesses in science, namely scientists' tendency toward not prioritizing or valuing good communication skills, and their absolute refusal...||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeaponizing False Equivalence||As climate disinformation campaigns ramped up in the 1990s, oil companies and their PR firms exploited weaknesses in the U.S. media system and propped up "contrarian" scientists to push the narrative of scientific uncertainty and shift how journalists..||16 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Turn||As the price of oil dipped in the early 1980s, management changed at most oil companies and the industry as a whole became more concerned with preserving its core business than expanding in new directions and being "energy companies." Then the...||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bell Labs of Energy||In the 1970s and early 1980s, Exxon wanted to be the Bell Labs of energy. It hired brilliant scientists who conducted cutting-edge research on everything from the "greenhouse effect" to renewable energy. At the time, there was bipartisan support...||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrilled: A True Crime Podcast about Climate Change||Launching November 14th, Drilled is a limited series investigative true-crime podcast about the crime of the century: the creation of climate denial.||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A must listen podcast
This is a very interesting look at the history of the Climate Change denial movemement and its history. It contains interviews with scientists who worked in oil companies in the 1960s who dsicovered some of the first evidence of climate change.
Informative and interesting
Really good podcast series