Oil, coal and gas companies that lobby against carbon regulation for their own benefit, buy politicians, spread misleading information, and invest their capital in expanding their reserves rather than developing carbon capture or alternative energy need to be named and shamed -- and their efforts resisted by the rest of society.
Duncan A. E. Clark
Journalist, Author, Consultant Environment Editor at The Guardian
Duncan Clark is a London-based journalist and author focused on climate change and technology. He is a consultant editor on the Guardian environment desk, co-founder of digital journalism company Kiln and an honorary research associate at the UCL Energy Institute. Duncan grew up in Yorkshire and studied at King's College London before starting work as an writer and editor at Rough Guides, part of Penguin Books. He became interested in climate change while researching a book on ethical consumerism and spent the next few years editing books on environment and energy issues first at Rough Guides and then at Profile Books. Since joining the Guardian in 2008 Duncan has covered climate change extensively in news stories, blogs, features and multimedia. His interest in interactives and data visualisation led to the establishment of Kiln, whose work was recently shortlisted for the Data Journalism Awards. Duncan has helped establish two green charities, Cool Earth – which works with rainforest communities to tackle deforestation – and 10:10, which promotes and campaigns for carbon cuts. His most recent book, the Burning Question, co-authored with Mike Berners-Lee, takes a big-picture look at climate change, energy and the social, political and economic challenge of leaving fossil fuels worth trillions in the ground – as climate science suggests we must. It was described by Al Gore as "Fascinating, important and highly recommended".
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