Monthly Archives: September 2019

Americans oppose drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Sep 26, 2019 CLIMATE NOTE By Matthew Ballew, Anthony Leiserowitz,  Seth Rosenthal, John Kotcher, and Edward Maibach Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been protected from oil and gas drilling for decades. Recently, however, the Trump administration announced their plan to open up the ANWR’s 1.6 million-acre coastal plain to oil and gas exploration. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…
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Testing Logic-based and Humor-based Corrections for Science, Health, and Political Misinformation on Social Media

Misinformation causes a range of negative impacts. One proposed solution is applying critical thinking techniques to neutralize misinformation by explaining its misleading techniques or logical fallacies. This study tests the efficacy of corrections after exposure to misinformation that adopts inoculating techniques. We test two forms of correction—logic-based and humor-based—across the issues of climate change, gun…
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American Voters Support Climate Action

As CNN holds a candidate forum on climate change this evening, we are pleased to release the results of a new national survey finding that registered voters in the United States have deep concerns about climate change and want the government to take action. Voters support policies to reduce carbon pollution and protect Americans from…
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