Our first infographic features Sander Van Der Linden's (Department of Psychology) research on climate-related misinformation. Misinformation is false, with the intention to deceive being ambiguous. Sander finds a significant gap between the size of the scientific consensus on human-drive climate change and the public's perception of it. This infographic explains some of the reasons for this gap, and ways to prevent misinformation from having a negative impact on public perception! Sander focuses on preventative methods - making users aware of what misinformation looks like, to better immunise them against its effect
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van der Linden, S., Leiserowitz, A., Rosenthal, S. & Maibach, E., (2017). 'Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change', Global Challenges, vol.1, issue 2.
Maertens, R., Anseel, F., & van der Linden, S. (2020). 'Combatting climate change misinformation: Evidence for longevity of inoculation and consensus messaging effects'. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 70,101455.