2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #07

A listing of 31 news and opinion articles we found interesting and shared on social media during the past week: Sun, Feb 11, 2024 thru Sat, Feb 17, 2024.

Story of the week

Based on mission alignment, our Story of the Week is certainly Can we be inoculated against climate misinformation? Yes – if we prebunk rather than debunk, published in The Conversation and authored by Christian Turney of the University of Technology, Sydney and Sander van der Linden of Cambridge University. The article parallels Skeptical Science and our emphasis on solidly actionable theory and tested methods of neutralizing misinformation - it starts at why and concludes with how. In the authors' words, the big picture "why learn this?" comes down to:

"Social media and the open internet have made it possible to broadcast information to millions of people, regardless of whether it’s true. It’s no wonder it’s a golden age for misinformation. Misinformation actors have found effective ways to cast scepticism on established science and then sell a false alternative.

"We have to respond. Doing nothing means the lies win. And getting on the front foot with prebunking is one of the best tools we have."

A few minutes spent reading this article will leave us better armed, informed by expert "virologists" studying inoculation against bunk. 

Stories we promoted this week, by publication date:

Published before February 11

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February 16

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Posted by BaerbelW on Sunday, 18 February, 2024

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