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Jun
09
Why Do Americans Feel Entitled to a Leadership Role on Climate?

Why Do Americans Feel Entitled to a Leadership Role on Climate?

I'll say it: in any global convening, the ones jockeying for power or money or attention or their
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May
18
How Forbes Pushes Climate Delay

How Forbes Pushes Climate Delay

Ten years ago—TEN—I wrote a blog post on Medium about manufactured thought leadership. At the time, I had
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May
05
The Loudest Guys in the Room: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Warps the Information Ecosystem

The Loudest Guys in the Room: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Warps the Information Ecosystem

The Drilled team has been busy this week! We've put out six major stories across as many days:
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Apr
26
Student Protests Have Always Terrified Powerful Interests

Student Protests Have Always Terrified Powerful Interests

In August 1971, tobacco lobbyist Lewis Powell was chatting with his friend Gene Sydnor, education chair for the U.S.
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Apr
14
Climate Litigation Update: From Hawaii to Switzerland

Climate Litigation Update: From Hawaii to Switzerland

In the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, both climate litigation and climate activism were listed,
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Apr
09
On Lobbyists, Civility, and the State of Climate Journalism

On Lobbyists, Civility, and the State of Climate Journalism

The timing of this newsletter is weird because last week I attended the Society of Environmental Journalists conference, where Drilled
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Mar
31
The BBC, Guyana, and Untangling North-South Climate Complexities

The BBC, Guyana, and Untangling North-South Climate Complexities

An excerpt from a BBC interview with Guyana's president Dr. Irfaan Ali went viral on social media at
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Mar
24
The Atmosphere Doesn't Care About Your Feelings

The Atmosphere Doesn't Care About Your Feelings

I said this in an interview recently as a joke, but honestly I think we need to embrace this fact
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Mar
09
How Extractive Industry Won the War Against ESG

How Extractive Industry Won the War Against ESG

This week the Security and Exchange Commission’s long-awaited guidance on climate risk disclosure, or as it’s better known
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Mar
03
In a Numbers Game, Justice Wins

In a Numbers Game, Justice Wins

A couple years ago, we worked with reporter Rebecca Nagle on the second season of her excellent podcast, This Land.
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