Pensions, Climate: Same Fight? Can Economic Growth and Climate Action Coexist?
What are some false or misleading claims regarding the impact of raising the retirement age on economic growth, women, and the environment, which have been highlighted by the recent unrest in France opposing pension reforms? Does increasing the retirement age necessarily reduce life expectancy, and do funded pensions always contribute to polluting projects?
Exploring the Risks of AI in Spreading Misinformation about Climate Change
While AI is a powerful tool that has many benefits in various industries, the dangers of AI in spreading misinformation and false narratives are of growing concern.
The Danger of Impossible Expectations: How Demanding Unrealistic Certainty Delays Action on Climate Change
Demanding impossible levels of certainty before acting on climate change is a dangerous and misleading manipulation technique. We must acknowledge the limitations of science while also recognizing the urgency of the situation and the potential risks of inaction.
Science denial is a growing problem in today’s society, with many people rejecting scientific evidence and expertise in favor of their own opinions or beliefs. One common tactic used by science deniers is the “fake experts fallacy,” which involves citing large numbers of seeming experts to argue that there is no scientific consensus on a topic.
Overriding Suspicion is a public manipulation technique that involves having a nihilistic degree of skepticism towards the official account, preventing belief in anything that doesn’t fit into the conspiracy theory.
Politicization of Climate Change: the Case of Citizens for Responsible Solar in Rural America
Disinformation used as a weapon to fight renewable energy and stop solar projects is not a new strategy. This is the case of an activist group called Citizens for Responsible Solar, which was found to be spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America.
Science fraud has become a growing concern in the scientific community, as it threatens the reliability and credibility of research findings. While most scientists strive to produce unbiased and accurate results, there are cases of deliberate fabrication of data, plagiarism, and other unethical practices.
Greenwashing is alive and well: the climate commitments of major corporations lack overall credibility and transparency, according to a report published Monday that examines the stated ambitions of 24 multinationals from all sectors.
Fact-checking Tips: Finding Reliable Scientific Information
Science is much more than a collection of facts, it’s a way of thinking. In a world built by science, scientific literacy is essential for making wise decisions about everything…
How Tiktok Supports a Harmful System of Data Mining, Buzz, and Fake News Promotion
Generation Z verlässt sich auf Tiktok als Suchmaschine, um sich zu informieren. Das ist fatal und gut für Falschinformationen.