Climate disinformation back to denying it exists, says UN's Melissa Fleming

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People are a lot more worried about climate change than they used to be. And they are also very concerned about disinformation related to climate.

"We're seeing a disturbing spike in disinformation around climate change," Melissa Fleming, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, says during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

But what's more troubling is that the disinformation super-spreaders, she adds, have "returned now to the complete denial narrative" — it's a hoax.


Who's driving it? Advertising investments from fossil fuel companies, which for Fleming is greenwashing we should no longer tolerate.

Watch the full Global Stage livestream conversation "The Road to 2030: Getting Global Goals Back on Track."

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