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Debunking Disinformation & Scrapping Skepticism

Resources to help navigate the world of climate denial and distrust


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    Cranky Uncle

    “To explain why and how some people reject scientific evidence, scientist and cartoonist John Cook created the character Cranky Uncle, the family member we all have who thinks he knows better than the world’s scientists.” Practice for that difficult dialogue, and help that cranky uncle along! 

  • The words, Skeptical Science, written in orange and green, with the image of a flame and leaf merged together
    Skeptical Science

    Skeptical Science is a non-profit science education organization that seeks to raise public understanding of climate change by publishing information and resources. One of these important resources is an encyclopedic list of the most common climate myths, with evidence-based refutations for each one.


Climate Disinformation | Union of Concerned Scientists

“Instead of acknowledging the harmful effects of their products and committing to swift and deep reductions in global warming emissions, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly deceived the public about the climate science and policy.” The Union of Concerned Scientists talks deception, greenwashing, and accountability among fossil fuel companies.


How The Oil Industry Made Us Doubt Climate Change | BBC

“As climate change becomes a focus of the US election, energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.” This report gives a historic lesson on the manipulative tactics used by corrupt industries, such as tobacco and oil, to cloud the minds of the public. Author: Phoebe Keane, published September 20, 2020


Changing Minds: How Do You Communicate with Climate Change Skeptics? |

Emma Frances Bloomfield, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, wants to understand the causes of climate skepticism. “Knowing the ‘why’ behind the denial can help those who are concerned about climate change communicate more effectively with those who question the science behind it.” Author: Natalie Bruzda, published June 6, 2019


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