Climate change: Why the conspiracy theories are dangerous

  title={Climate change: Why the conspiracy theories are dangerous},
  author={Karen M. Douglas and Robbie M. Sutton},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={106 - 98}
  • K. Douglas, R. Sutton
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Uncertainty surrounds the public understanding of climate change and provides fertile ground for conspiracy theories. Typically, such conspiracy theories assert that climate scientists and politicians are distorting or hijacking the science to suit their own purposes. Climate change conspiracy theories resemble other conspiracy theories in some respects, but in others they appear to be quite different. For example, climate change conspiracy theories appear to be motivated by the desire to deny… Expand
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