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The "Real" Climate Hoax Is Not the One Claimed; JARED BALL, PRODUCER, TRNN

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'the real climate hoax is actually the lies and deceptions that the fossil fuel industry has been playing on the American public and our policymakers,' says Nancy Cole, campaign director for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the latest and revealing research into the false claims of major corporate polluters....the big oil and gas companies, all household names that you would know, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, and then a lot of the big coal companies in this country including Peabody Energy, have for decades in a sort of concentrated campaign, worked to sow doubt, to convince the public and policymakers that climate science is uncertain, or it's not real and that we shouldn't take steps to reduce our carbon emissions, which is the primary heat trapping gas, in order to slow down climate change.'

'So we have been hoodwinked.Absolutely.' 

'The fossil fuel industry took their lead from the tobacco industry and used many of the same techniques or strategies that were successful for tobacco, like using  'so-called independent scientists who could carry their message, because who would listen to a fossil fuel company scientist that they said climate change wasn't real, or CO2 wasn't harmful.'

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