Stella Levantesi

Stella Levantesi is an Italian climate journalist, photographer and author. Her book “I bugiardi del clima” (Climate Liars), published in Italy with Laterza, investigates climate change denial history and tactics. She has an MA from New York University’s Journalism Institute. Her work has been published in The New Republic, Nature Italy, Wired Italy, the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, Mint India, Internazionale, il manifesto, 7 Corriere della Sera, LifeGate and others. Her main areas of expertise are climate change, climate change denial and disinformation, conservation and other environmental issues. Stella is a TEDx speaker, her TED Talk on climate change denial is entitled “The dominance illusion: chi mente sul clima e perché”.

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Hope Amid Climate Chaos: A Conversation with Rebecca Solnit

Can the things that are coming together — which, of course, for me would be the positive things, the climate movement and the changes we’re trying to make — outrun the negative things, which are both climate change and its catastrophes and destruction?

March 16, 2023

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Buys Goodwill

From the world’s biggest soccer championship to soccer training for kids, from major universities to music festivals and art galleries — if you can name it, fossil fuel companies have probably sponsored it.

February 2, 2023

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Climate Deniers and the Language of Climate Obstruction

Understanding how opponents of climate action employ these discourses of delay is essential to recognizing climate disinformation and misinformation, Arena said, and ultimately to disrupting it.

June 24, 2022

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The Oil and Gas Industry is Using the War in Ukraine to Profit and Push Its Interests

In Europe, oil and gas companies are profiting off higher energy prices, and in the United States, Big Oil CEOs are “billions of dollars richer” than they were at the start of the Biden administration.

April 14, 2022

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How the PR Industry Has Helped Big Oil Transform the Way We Think About the Environment

For decades, fossil fuel companies have been using PR firms to polish, reinvent, and fabricate their image; protect their reputation; and greenwash their activities, in ways that we are still trying to fully understand.

February 9, 2022