By Dr. David Benac
In the past year, climate disinformation has gained prominence as an obstacle to addressing climate change. To better understand and identify the practice it is necessary to explore its origins and evolution. This discussion traces the century of history during which the techniques of climate disinformation developed.
David Benac is an associate professor of history at Western Michigan University and teaches environmental and public history. His current major work is a forthcoming book titled Voices of Ecological Truth Tellers: The Rainforest Action Network and Grassroots Organizing.