How Corporations Kill Us (and the Planet)

In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at the new forms of denial corporations use to hinder and block climate action. Specifically, the video examines how fossil fuel companies employ a dense network of actors at every level of society to ingrain a fossil fuel ideology that asserts that oil and gas are essential to the functioning of the global economy and the well-being of everyone.

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Video Summary:

  • The video investigates how corporations in the fossil fuel industry use tactics like obfuscation, denial, and manipulation to block climate action.
  • Fossil fuel corporations influence politics, policy, and public opinion through funding of think tanks and non-profits.
  • The video emphasizes the need to shift the focus of climate action from individual behavior to systemic change and policy-making.
  • Fossil fuel corporations have spearheaded campaigns to downplay the seriousness of the climate crisis and have delayed climate action through tactics like promoting carbon capture and storage.
  • There is a need to dismantle the influence of fossil capital and prioritize systemic change in addressing climate change.
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