Climate Change Denial a Billion Dollar Industry of Fabrication

by Rebecca Savastio

A new study out of Drexel University in Philadelphia has exposed a billion dollar industry of fabrication - a complex construction of false information created by those engaged in climate change denial and the conservative organizations that support that denial.

To uncover the organized effort, researchers examined the Climate Change Counter Movement (CCCM), a structured “think tank” supported by 91 official organizations and funded by 140 non-profits.

The total budget for these synchronized groups as a whole is over 900 million dollars; funds that are provided largely by corporations, conservative organizations and groups set up specifically to promote climate change denial.

The study, entitled Institutionalizing delay: foundation funding and the creation of U.S. climate change counter-movement organizations includes a meta-analysis of numerous previous studies.

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