'God intended it as a disposable planet': meet the US pastor preaching climate change denial

John MacArthur's long-held view that climate change is fiction is just part of a wider Christian movement coalescing around this important election issue.

Paul Braterman, Hon. Research Fellow; Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, University of Glasgow • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~7 min

 climate-change  global-warming  climate-change-denial

Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians' climate change denial

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.

Adrian Bardon, Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~10 min

climate-change global-warming climate-change-denial religion-and-society creationism science-denial motivated-reasoning science-and-religion anthropogenic-global-warming christians skepticism evangelical-christians climate-skepticism conservative-christians climate-change-risk

Climate denial hasn't gone away – here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action

New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.

Stuart Capstick, Research Fellow in Psychology, Cardiff University • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

 climate-change  misinformation  climate-crisis  climate-change-denial

How much do people around the world care about climate change? We surveyed 80,000 people in 40 countries to find out

Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.

James Painter, Research Associate, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~7 min

climate-change media climate-change-denial climate-communication

How technology can combat the rising tide of fake science

The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~8 min

 education  climate-change  artificial-intelligence  covid-19  natural-language-processing  fake-news  bigfoot  climate-change-denial  superstition  pseudoscience  aliens  evidence  ghosts  magical-thinking  neural-networks  flat-earth  scientific-literacy  haunted-house  paranormal-beliefs  evidence-based