Responding to misinformation about climate change

TitleResponding to misinformation about climate change
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLawrence, EK, Estow, S
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Pagination117 - 128
Date Published2017/04/03/
ISBN Number1533-015X
KeywordsInclude, LMD review
AbstractThis study examined responses to climate change misinformation and messages designed to counter misinformation. Participants (N = 406) first responded to a social media post denying the existence of global warming and then were randomly assigned to read one of three responses to the original post (correction, collaboration, control). Participants in the collaboration condition reported the highest likelihood of posting their own comment, were more likely to agree with or like the comment, and were less likely to be argumentative in their own response. Support of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions did not vary based on experimental condition.