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The Green New Deal has reignited the climate debate - and voters support it | Julian Brave NoiseCat

Yale researchers say 81% of voters they polled support a Green New Deal to create jobs and work toward renewable energyFor years, American democracy has been gripped by a conspiracy to undermine and deny the scientific truth of climate change. Fossil fuel corporations like ExxonMobil and Koch Industries have waged a decades-long campaign to mislead the public about the environmental costs of their business activities and co-opt the right-wing governing party. This week, senior White House officials told The Washington Post that the administration is forming a climate panel headed by William Happer, a physicist who once compared critical assessments of CO2 emissions to the "demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler."A blathering majority of Republican apparatchiks and Fox & Friends talking heads--including the President--continue to insist global warming is a hoax. And for years, cable news networks have provided a platform for these tinfoil hat people, giving airtime to oil-friendly propagandists who reduced the climate debate to a simple binary of belief and denial. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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