A psychologist explains how opponents of climate policies use a common thinking error to manipulate the public – and why people are so susceptible.
Retreat, re-liberalisation, or business as usual.
Few white evangelicals in the U.S. say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible’s teachings.
The best way to inoculate the public against climate disinformation campaigns is to tell them what’s coming.
Conservatives share some of the same values as environmentalists. Tapping into these can help tackle climate change.
Vehicle emissions and industrial facilities are contributing to climate change, but many conservatives don’t believe it.
Climate deniers have joyously laboured to create a world potentially uninhabitable for our children. Our activism has failed, and rebellion may be the only answer.
On June 1, Donald Trump announced that he would take the US out of the Paris climate agreement because it was “unfair” to the US. An economic analysis indicates otherwise.
Like president George W. Bush before him, Donald Trump made the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, showing that Republican governments have failed to learn past lessons.
Oklahoma is trying to limit the number of earthquakes caused by oil and gas extraction, but some existing faults there – which could be activated by wastewater injection – have never been mapped.
In science, the word ‘theory’ has a very specific meaning that’s easy for nonscientists to misunderstand or misconstrue. Here’s what a theory must withstand to be accepted by the scientific community.
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.