Credit: Hartman, Steven and Peter Norrman. How should the scientific community address climate change denial and disinformation? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 30 November 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
How should the scientific community address climate change denial and disinformation?
Environmental humanities researcher Steven Hartman reflects on the challenges facing scientists and educators as they face the growing dilemma of science obfuscation, disinformation and organized climate change denial from the fossil-fuel industry and, increasingly administration the U.S. federal government under the Trump. This dilemma, he notes, is one that affects other sectors in society as well and there are lessons that can be learned from how these challenges are being met.