Why climate deniers are amplifying COVID-19 disinformation

For decades, billionaires and corporations have created organizations and disinformation networks explicitly designed to wage war on the science that links carbon emissions to climate disruption. Now those same networks are being used to spread doubt and disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, and the consequences are proving deadly.

To examine the roots of these overlapping disinformation efforts, TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks with Sharon Kelly, an attorney and freelance writer based in Philadelphia whose reporting has been featured in outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, National Wildlife, Earth Island Journal, and DeSmog Blog.

Jaisal Noor

Jaisal is currently the Democracy Initiative Manager at the Solutions Journalism Network and is a former TRNN host, producer, and reporter. He mainly grew up in the Baltimore area and studied modern history at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining TRNN, he contributed print, radio, and TV reports to Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now! and The Indypendent. Jaisal's mother has taught in the Baltimore City Public School system for the past 25 years. Follow him on Twitter @jaisalnoor.