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Daniel Kessler is the former U.S. communications director of the global climate campaign and has worked for Greenpeace International. He lives in Oakland, Calif., with his dog Betsy.

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Definition of denial, according to Merriam Webster:

1. refusal to satisfy a request or desire

2. a (1) refusal to admit the truth or reality (as of a statement or charge) (2) :  assertion that an allegation is false

b :  refusal to acknowledge a person or a thing :  disavowal

3 . the opposing by the defendant of an allegation of the opposite party in a lawsuit

4. self-denial

5. negation in logic

6. a psychological defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality

— in denial

refusing to admit the truth or reality of something unpleasant <a patient in denial about his health problems>

The Canadian government’s official position on climate change:

The Government of Canada supports an aggressive approach to climate change that achieves real environmental and economic benefits for all Canadians.

The causes of climate change and its impacts on the environment and human health are now more understood. Canada is a vast country with a diverse climate, which makes the impacts of climate change all the more i... Read more

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