Big Oil Uses Newsletter Ads to Spread Misinformation Ahead of Hearing

"On Thursday, a cadre of Big Oil CEOs will testify at a high-profile Congressional hearing examining whether their companies engaged in a campaign to mislead the public about climate change. In the run-up to that hearing, those same Big Oil companies have been running ads to mislead the public about climate change in the nation’s most popular political newsletters."

Source: Earther/HEATED, 10/28/2021

Total Accused of Campaign to Play Down Climate Risk From Fossil Fuels"

"The French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies was aware of the link between fossil fuels and rising global temperatures 50 years ago but worked with other oil majors to play down the risks for at least three decades, according to internal company documents and interviews with former executives."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/25/2021
October 30, 2021

DEADLINE: Spark Grant Initiative

As members of the World Federation of Science Journalists, SEJ and its members are eligible to apply for this new funding of up to US$20,000 per project for work that strengthens science journalism locally while also benefitting the worldwide community. Projects or initiatives must be brand new. Apply by Oct 30, 2021.

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October 15, 2021

Investigative Partners: How Journalists & Scientists Can Team Up

Join Planet Forward, George Washington's National Geographic Professor of Science Communication Lisa Palmer, and Molly Bingham and Victoria Fine of Orb Media for a virtual workshop for students about how journalists and scientists can forge collaborative partnerships to both gather and report on new scientific findings. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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"Climate Scientists Created a SWAT Team for Weather Disasters"

"When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it?" "Friederike Otto and her colleagues jump into action during heat waves, floods, and fires to pinpoint if global warming is to blame."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 10/08/2021


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