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The other merchants of doubt: big oil’s economists

Franta, Benjamin (2021) The other merchants of doubt: big oil’s economists. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat. Today climate change-induced disasters—smoke-filled air, freak floods, and huge storms—have become routine events. But how did we get here if scientists have been warning for decades of the impending crisis? Benjamin Franta writes that oil companies used their economic power to delay action, even hiring economists to produce reports saying climate action would be too expensive and using these reports to block and delay climate policies.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 10:57

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