A series of talking points abounded from the great reset conspiracy theory. When it comes to climate, those look like claims of climate lockdowns and climate change itself being weaponized to control ordinary citizens in every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the jobs we take to put food on the table for our families. As Media Matters reports, climate denial remains the overarching theme of the climate side of the great reset.
E&E News’ Climatewire notes that this theory isn’t just limited in its appeal but a theory wholly embraced by lawmakers like Rep. Paul Gosar and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, both of whom represent states that—especially for Gosar in Arizona—will face climate-worsened drought conditions. The great reset has also permeated to influential far-right figures like Charlie Kirk, Tucker Carlson, and Jack Posobiec. They believe that climate change is bullshit and that it’s being used to restrict freedoms.
It’s near-impossible to reason with someone who believes there will be apocalyptic conditions because of a conspiracy theory instead of understanding the real threat of climate change itself. Education and communication are essential. Pushing back on those conspiracy theorists being platformed is another great way to combat climate disinformation. Call on social media companies to crack down on climate disinformation and stop the spread of conspiracy theories like the great reset.
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