This article discusses climate change and why con artists pretend it isn’t real.
Climate change is intangible and complicated, which makes it an easy target for our era of fake news.
Why it matters: Addressing climate change, whether through government or private action, requires acknowledging a problem exists. Misinformation about the science, including inaccurate statements and articles, makes that harder. Concern about climate change has dropped over the past year among Republicans and independents, according to Gallup polling released in March.