The Conspiracy Virus Part 2: Climate Change

What is the origin of climate change denial and why are conspiracy theories that deny its existence still so potent and popular? This is the second episode of a two-part series on misinformation and conspiracy theory, hosted by Hugh Riminton, created by journalists Olivia Rosenman and Antony Loewenstein. 

What’s the role of big business and media in propagating doubt? Why do some people question science, and how can we reach them? As the debate drags, action on climate change continues to be delayed.


Kevin Rudd (26th Prime Minister of Australia)

Ketan Joshi (science writer)

Naomi Oreskes (Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University)

Tim Graham (Digital Media Researcher at Queensland University of Technology)

David Downie (Tasmanian farmer)

Lisa Fazio (Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee)

‘The Conspiracy Virus’ is written, produced and narrated by Antony Loewenstein and Olivia Rosenman

The host is Hugh Riminton.

Post-production by Stuart Buckland

This podcast is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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