HAARP: Watch out for this conspiracy theory on climate change
11 November 2022 | 4:02 pm
The COP27 climate summit currently underway in Egypt is a good opportunity to examine conspiracy theories about the subject circulating online. One such example is about HAARP, a US research programme allegedly capable of controlling the weather. This false claim has been circulating online for years. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
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