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This Frontline episode about how effective the climate change denial lobby has become scares me to the core. Smart tactics are being used by organizations that are funded by rich, anonymous donors on a public that is often justifiably skeptical and sick of the media and political circus. This creates a perfect storm that could utterly change life as we know it on this planet for the worse.
Worth watching, but if you’re like me, it may be hard to let go. The stakes are just too big.