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Can giant surveys of scientists fight misinformation on COVID, climate change and more?

Shocked by the COVID-19 infodemic, several efforts have launched to gather researchers’ consensus views, with the hope of improving public debate and policymaking.
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Why was the Lyme disease vaccine tossed away?

It was pulled from the market almost immediately after it was developed in 1998. Twenty-five years later, the painful disease is on the rise.

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Margaret Renkl: How to talk about 'extreme weather' with your angry uncle

Margaret Renkl: How to talk about 'extreme weather' with your angry uncle

What if everybody else is just as terrified to discuss climate change as I am?
Climate scientists are turning to protest in desperation

Climate scientists are turning to protest in desperation

After decades of being ignored, scientists are resorting to more radical action to communicate the dire urgency of the climate crisis.
This new guide is designed to make climate part of TV and movies

This new guide is designed to make climate part of TV and movies

Between 2016 and 2020, words related to climate showed up in only 2.8% of scripts.
Pinterest bans climate misinformation from posts and ads

Pinterest bans climate misinformation from posts and ads

The virtual pinboard service will remove content that denies climate change after also blocking ads about politics, weight loss and anti-vaccine sentiment.
Facebook's climate misinformation problem is getting bigger

Facebook's climate misinformation problem is getting bigger

In the last year, interactions with climate misinformation posts have increased nearly 77 percent, a new study finds.
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