January 27th, 2023
Exploiting the ‘last mile’
I’m afraid I’m out sick this weekend. But I’d like to point you to this week’s podcast by David McKie on tracking climate disinformation.
I’ve watched a few focus groups recently and it’s shocking how consistently regular Canadians are parroting identical talking points dissing renewable energy, EVs and pretty much any replacement for burning fossil fuels. David talks with several experts about these “infodemics.”
There’s been a “real convergence of environmental issues into conspiracist, extremist and identity grievance,” says Jennie King from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
And they’re “exploiting the last mile” — the distance between recognizing the problem and doing something about it.
Hope to be back with you next weekend,