Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate changeScientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change
Professor John Cook, at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, added: "Exposing and explaining the techniques used to mislead are key to inoculating the public from further industry-funded disinformation."
Actually, this is not what is happening. What is happening is that people take this kind of information as a way to avoid #cognitivedissonance
when the facts don't suit their ideological perspective. The #organic
or the #alternativemedicine
have been waging a war on science in the public space for years, helped in that by all kinds of #NGO
, with the very same strategies, but because they claim to be more "#natural"
, even though it is essentially false, lots of people go along with that, screaming #shills
at the #science
and those who defend it and accusing them to be sold out to #BigAg
when it is pointed out that the #scientificconsensus
doesn't agree with the #marketing
claims of these industries.
Actually, if information was enough to get the record straight, we wouldn't have had the #tobaccopapers
scandal in the first place. It took place because people were willing to believe the #industry
#dandelíonvia dandelion* client (Source)
An international group of scientists show that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public's right to be accurately informed about climate change by funding efforts to deceive people about the dangers of their product. A report illustrating how the industry "polluted the information landscape," and how the damage could be undone is published today [Monday 21 October].phys.org