Beyond Misinformation: Understanding and coping with the post-truth era

Resource Author: Stephan Lewandowsky

In this last year, the term “Fake News” has become increasingly prevalent in public discourse, creating an adverse societal impact. This article explores the abundance of misinformation and how people respond to corrections. 
This study from a widespread group of researchers including Harvard's Naomi Oreskes investigates how flawed arguments around climate change uncertainty in mainstream culture have leaked into the scientific literature.
A survey of climate blog users aims to identify the variables underlying acceptance and rejection of climate science and the connection to endorsement of conspiracy theories and perception of scientific consensus.
A guide to the cognitive processes related to public misperceptions, including practical tips to debunking climate change myths and misinformation.