Some nifty news out of Greenpeace’s PolluterWatch program and the Climate Investigations Centre. They have release an archive of documents that show the deceitful tactics used by climate change deniers and their ilk. A new tool to fight against people who deny the future.
In the spirit of theÂ Tobacco ArchivesÂ andÂ Chemical Industry Archives, the newÂ Anti-Environmental ArchivesÂ provide historic reference material on organizations and people who have worked toÂ counter the environmental movementÂ andÂ stop government action to protect the environment on issues from endangered species to property rights, and from pesticides to global warming.
This document archiveÂ provides researchers and journalists withÂ thousands of documents posted for the first time on the web.Â In total, there are over 3,500 documents, comprising some 27,000 pages, covering over 300 organizations and people.
The front page of theÂ Anti-Environmental ArchivesÂ features the entire list of organizations and people covered. Subpages contain search features and call out importantÂ individuals,Â issues,Â anti-environmental organizations,Â trade associations, and front groups.
These files were curated by the Greenpeace Research Department over the past 15 years. Most of the material was collected in the 1990s by CLEAR (Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy Research) which was part of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) at the time.