Understanding the UK Climate Denial Industry

DeSmog UK’s Climate Disinformation Database, launched in December 2017, is an extensive research resource on individual and organizational climate science deniers involved in Britain’s global warming denial industry. It is a quick and easy tool for the public, policymakers, researchers, and journalists to check who they’re dealing with on climate science and policy.

Behind each climate policy failure is a network of politicians, corporate lobbyists, and shadowy think tanks pushing to preserve the fossil-fuelled status quo. DeSmog UK’s database casts light on the activities of those pushing disinformation to dampen commitment to action on climate change or promote fossil fuels.

This series showcases how many of the actors in our database are connected to one another through funding, business relationships, personal connections, and ideological origins. 

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In this series

Ridley speaks at IFT Global Trade Summit
Brexit cheerleader Daniel Hannan has been busy since last June’s referendum set the clock ticking...
By Mat Hope, 14 Dec, 2017
UK government advisors meet with the Cato Institute
Two of Prime Minister Theresa May’s special advisers met with a libertarian US think tank founded...
By Kyla Mandel, 13 Dec, 2017
John Constable of GWPF
A leading lobbyist for a climate science denial campaign group has unfettered access to UK...
By Mat Hope, 12 Dec, 2017
Owen Paterson, Myron Ebell, and Jim Inhofe all meet in D.C.
Former environment secretary Owen Paterson made the rounds with some of the top climate science...
By Kyla Mandel, 11 Dec, 2017
DeSmog UK climate disinformation database
This person has been in the press a lot but says some weird things about climate science – who are...
By Mat Hope and Ky..., 11 Dec, 2017