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Mar 1, 2018

A spotter’s guide to climate skeptics

David Finnigan has had a number of run-ins while working on his controversial new play about climate deniers. Here, he argues they fall into one of a few camps.

David Finnigan

Playwright and artist

After 30 years of the so-called climate "debate", the climate denial movement has split and evolved into a number of specific strands. While most countries in the developed world have moved on, Australia has proved a fertile ground for deniers of all stripes.

In 2014 I wrote a play entitled Kill Climate Deniers. I'd already had some run-ins with skeptics, but after Andrew Bolt and Breitbart heard about the project and took aim at me (and its deliberately hyperbolic name), I started hearing from deniers across the whole spectrum.

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