My fear is not that people will stop talking about climate change. My fear is that they will talk us to Kingdom Come.
Few corporations or public figures are now stupid enough to deny that climate change is happening, or that we need to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases. Instead, most of them now claim to be on the side of the angels. They make public statements or publish reports designed to persuade us that they are gworking towards sustainabilityh.
In a few cases, they really are. But for every genuine reformer, there are half a dozen who are simply greenwashing their existing practices. The people who will destroy the ecosystem are not, or not only, sneering industrialists in pinstriped suits, but nice-looking people in open-necked shirts who claim that they are just as concerned as the rest of us to save the planet.
This site aims to ensure that they donft get away with it. Its purpose is to expose the fudged figures, dodgy claims and empty public relations campaigns of the charming people who are wrecking the biosphere.
This is not to say that everyone on this site is a fully-fledged climate criminal. They feature in the greenwash section for one of three reasons:
- they make inflated claims about their environmental performance
- they urge other people to do as they donft
- they help corporations to greenwash their public image
I have also started a section exposing the scientific mistakes made by some of the journalists and public figures who claim that climate change isnft happening (see Bluffersf Corner).
The success of this venture depends on you. Ifm relying on you to send me information about people, companies, political parties, pressure groups or even environmental organisations which ought to feature on this site, and to put pressure on those already exposed here (see the Action to Take sections at the bottom of each entry). If you care about the survival of the earthfs systems, and of the hundreds of millions of people threatened by their destruction, please help me to make sure that spin does not become a substitute for action.