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DENY, DECEIVE, DELAY - DOCUMENTING AND RESPONDING TO CLIMATE DISINFORMATION AT COP26 AND BEYOND

9 June 2022

Summary

DENY, DECEIVE, DELAY DOCUMENTING AND RESPONDING TO CLIMATE DISINFORMATION AT COP26 AND BEYOND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In partnership with Page 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In February 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took an unprecedented step, citing mis- and disinformation and the “politicization of science” as key barriers to action. [...] Drawing on research compiled over the past 18 months, and especially in the margins and aftermath of COP26, we have clear evidence of the challenge at hand: the failure to stem mis- and disinformation online has allowed junk science, climate delayism and attacks on climate figures to become mainstreamed. [...] This report - ‘Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond’ - is a collective effort to quantify the problem and establish concrete responses for the months and years ahead. [...] Even with broad consensus on the reality of climate change, there is a long road ahead and a shrinking window of opportunity to achieve policy change, in line with IPCC warnings and the goals of the Paris Agreement. [...] Undermines the existence or impacts of climate change, the unequivocal human influence on climate change, and the need for corresponding urgent action according to the IPCC scientific consensus and in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement; 2.

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