How climate change denial is manufactured in the U.S.

Apr 02, 2019, 7:59 AM EDT

Drilled, an eye-opening podcast reported and hosted by journalist Amy Westervelt, unpicks the dirty layers of climate change denial, a phenomenon that’s far from being spontaneous and organic but bred by money and politics to serve the interests of oil and gas industry in the U.S.

The podcast tracks the history of climate change denial in the U.S. right from its inception in the 1980s when fossil fuel industry and its allies launched surreptitious public relation campaigns to thwart evolving climate science, notes DESMOG.

The podcast lays bare an ugly nexus between fossil fuel players, lobbyists, media, and the government, substantiating the claims with trails of documents that include corporate correspondence, leaked plans, government records, and excerpts from interviews with scientists.

In investigating “the crime of the century – the creation of climate denial,” the eight-part podcast makes for a true-crime narrative as it dishes out fascinating behind-the-scenes development, writes The New Yorker.