Disinfo: The climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards


The climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower the living standards that we have achieved over the last hundred years and to acquire investment for green business.


This claim is a conspiracy presented without any evidence. It is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about climate change, following the narrative that global warming is a "hoax" perpetrated by special interest groups like green business that stand to benefit from climate hysteria.

In fact, the existence of anthropogenic climate change and is a matter of scientific consensus. Only a tiny minority of scientists dispute this consensus: the Earth is warming through the greenhouse effect; human activities - including use of fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests, and farming livestock - are a major cause of the warming; and, unchecked, this rapid warming presents significant risks to human communities and natural systems. We are already seeing impacts from global warming today.

No other environmental threat has been subjected to as much scientific research. The US government has spent billions of dollars on climate science across many agencies and universities. The UN has assembled thousands of scientists to compile and review the latest science and contribute to the publication of five reports since 1990 that have consistently made the consensus deeper and the warnings more urgent. Preventing the dangerous consequences of the climate change is a key priority for the EU. 

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  • Reported in: Issue 161
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg, Climate, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy theory


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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