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NDP boosts attacks on fossil fuels
It’s time for Jagmeet Singh to take a clear and unequivocal stand, writes Devon Rowcliffe. Photo by Alastair Spriggs.
The silver lining for Singh is that the Liberals are also conveying mixed signals to the electorate, making pronouncements about liberating Canadians from climate catastrophe as they purchase oil pipelines and exclude major polluters from carbon pricing.
REMINDER: CLIMATE CHANGE WAS NO ACCIDENT
As far back as 1982, fossil fuel executives knew they were trading a few decades of profits for the entire future of the planet.
Years ago, tobacco companies discovered the link between their products and lung cancer. Did they warn their customers? No — they denied the link entirely, misleading the public for decades while killing their customers.
Similarly, ExxonMobil scientists made startlingly accurate predictions about climate change as early as 1982 — and then spent millions of dollars on a misinformation campaign to sow public doubt about climate change.
They didn’t need to convince the public that the climate crisis wasn’t happening. They just had to muddy the waters enough to prevent us from doing anything.
They provoked uncertainty: Maybe the climate crisis isn’t happening. And even if it is, maybe it’s not caused by humans burning fossil fuels. (Of course, it is happening and it is caused by humans.)
The result was inaction.
Europe’s far right is joining forces with libertarian climate deniers
Far-right European parties are embracing climate crisis denial – a move borrowed from the libertarian playbook.
What you need to know about the controversial tanker bill
Although this story is about a US company attacking environmentalists it shows the challenges society faces in its attempts to address global warming.
A MAJOR COAL COMPANY WENT BUST. ITS BANKRUPTCY FILING SHOWS THAT IT WAS FUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM.