“I believe that climate change denial is not just ignorant, it is malign, it is evil, and it amounts to an attempt to deny human rights to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.”
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (2019)
“The real question underlying the question of evil is the following: What is the good? All my philosophy strives to answer this question.”
Alain Badiou, philosopher (2001)

Climate change denial is not new. It is certainly misleading. But is it evil? What you see may depend on where you stand. However, it seems obvious that who is behind the denial is an important factor. If a politician or a journalist denies global heating then this is particularly pernicious. This is because it has a negative impact on public opinion. It is even worse for a scientist to deny reality, especially if it is at the behest of…

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