October 19, 2021 | Channel 4 News & more

Climate change deniers weaponise the pandemic and revel under new conspiracy theory

Climate change deniers are incorporating vocabulary from the Covid-19 pandemic into their own discourse in order to instill fear and push the so-called ‘climate lockdown’ narrative, a new conspiracy in the anti-climate space warning against an impending authoritarian doom. ISD’s Jennie King spoke with Channel 4 News about our latest report ‘Climate lockdown’ and the Culture Wars, and comments on how the pandemic has ultimately been weaponised by deniers and right-wing media outlets.

EuroNews  also spoke with King on the findings around ‘climate lockdown’ and the possibility that other narratives may arise during COP26.

Jennie King is a Senior Policy Manager for Civic Action & Education at ISD.