Climate Disruption 120 – the NOGOs
A major obstacle to progress on mitigation of climate disruption has been created by various special interest groups, most notably the fossil fuel industries, and most particularly in North America and Australia. This section deals with the denialists (Duh! Nihilists?). I think they would be better labeled as the Nasty ‘Obfuscating’ Greedy Obstructionists (NOGOs).
Joseph Goebbels, the notorious Nazi propagandist, is credited with perfecting an understanding of the “Big Lie” technique of propaganda, which is based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses. He is basically the father of modern advertising! The NOGOs are exploiting his techniques to the hilt.
Most entries on this page link to blogs and other sites to show the videos – you may want to bookmark some of these sites as references for future study.
James Hoggan is president of his own public relations firm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He knows how the game works, but prefers the ethical approach for his firm. He recently published Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, an in-depth exposé of NOGO operations. He has some very interesting things to say about the NOGOs:
– at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan November 30, 2009, at a book signing event.
– on Democracy Now! October 20, 2009.
Naomi Oreskes presentations:
The American Denial of Global Warming – Talk at UCalifornia (2007)