DeSmog was founded in January 2006 to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science and solutions to climate change. Our team quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact-based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns.  

Now a global organization, with reporters and researchers spanning North and South America, the UK, Europe, Africa, and beyond, the DeSmog team works to expose corporate misinformation from major fossil fuel interests, including the likes of ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and others with a documented history of undermining climate science and action. We conduct original research and reporting on a range of issues in the broader energy policy dialogue. In many cases, we find the same tactics, and many of the same people, that DeSmog first began exposing in our early research into the climate denial industry, are now sitting alongside a new breed of lobbyist, downplaying potential solutions to climate change, and promoting questionable “silver-bullet” solutions.

DeSmog’s work has been covered in major news outlets around the world, and our research databases are a trustworthy resource used regularly by journalists, academics, government officials, and the general public. Our articles and research are routinely highlighted in the world’s most popular news outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, VICE, France 24, the New Statesman, Evening Standard, Channel 4, Nation Media Group, Grist, and many more.

TIME Magazine named DeSmog in its “25 Best Blogs of 2011” list. In 2021, DeSmog won the “Best Specialist News Site” category in The Drum Online Media Awards, was shortlisted and “highly commended” in this category in 2023, and has been nominated for the “Best Investigation” category three times. 

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Basic information

Clearing the PR pollution
United Kingdom

Supported projects

How Carbon Capture Is a Gift To Big Oil

  • Energy
  • Environment

LONDON – With Europe reeling from heat waves and wildfires, the EU is backing projects to capture industrial emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a key pillar in its fight against climate change. But what if these multi-billion-euro schemes make the problem worse?

How the Gas Lobby Aims to Lock in Europe’s Fossil Fuel Addiction

  • Energy
  • Environment

EUROPE - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has upended decades of energy policy and a long-term dependence on Russian gas. Across Europe, governments are scrambling to find alternate energy supplies for the coming winter.