Browsing the "conspiracy theory" Tag

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Coronavirus shows how to fight lies about climate change

With both the coronavirus and climate change, misconceptions abound. In each instance, people have downplayed the impact or blamed China, and many believe that news outlets are exaggerating the threat. By Jeremy Deaton Nexus Media Americans have stayed vigilant against conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. Experts say there are lessons for how we deal with climate change. But with the coronavirus, news outlets and tech companies have […]

April 12th

Climate deniers are like caravan deniers and bomb deniers – conspiracy theories with political payoffs

New research from Cornell, published in PNAS this week, finds that the public vastly underestimates how concerned minority and low-income Americans are about climate change, likely due to the widespread stereotype of environmental concerns being something for wealthy white people who don’t have more pressing problems. By Climate Denier Roundup But extreme events like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria […]

November 2nd