Technology helps oil spread elusive climate denial

Technology helps oil spread elusive climate denial
Technology helps oil spread elusive climate denial
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Social communication problem

It’s also a reminder of the problem social media platforms have with tackling climate misinformation. Most companies lack clear rules or remedial procedures, and there is little transparency about how their algorithms promote false ideas.

Twitter, currently run by electric car mogul Elon Musk, is the least transparent of the major social media platforms, as measured by the Climate Movement coalition.

All of these companies must stand up to expose and combat disinformation. Ad technology companies, advertising agencies and government regulators also have a role to play. Its inaction risks weakening the world’s defense mechanisms at a critical moment in the battle against climate change.

After decades of fossil fuel companies lobbying for what environmentalists call a “predatory delay,” we are running out of time to make the real changes needed to avoid a catastrophic warming of the planet.

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Today’s climate denialism may be more elusive – it is now “procrastinatory” and “inaction” – but it is still devastating.

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Momentum seems to still be on the denial side. COP27 was flooded with pro-fossil fuel lobbyists pushing their slowdown agenda, so will this year’s forum, and another round of publicity will only make it more difficult to bring about the needed change.

The UAE appoints Sultan Al Jaber as President of the Climate Summit “COP 28”

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