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‘Conspirituality’ and climate: How wellness and new age influencers are serving anti-climate narratives to their audiences

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Publishing organization: Institute for Strategic Dialogue
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Guides & Reports

In this Digital Dispatch, ISD investigates how Wellness and New Age influencers on Instagram are talking about climate change. The main findings include: Many Wellness and New Age influencers post outright misinformation or denial about climate change; arguments are diverse and often contradict one another. For example, some treat climate change as a hoax or conspiracy, while others claim it is evidence of “esoteric forces”; content adopts language highly specific to the community. This increases the resonance for dedicated followers and results in some unique framing on topics such as geoengineering and meat consumption; climate is inextricably linked to discussions…

What’s Fueling Climate Misinformation?

  • Publication year: 2026
  • Media: The Messenger Opinion
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Articles

While the fossil fuel industry is a primary driver of emissions, as well as disinformation to slow climate action to “greenwash” its reputation, Big Tech becomes a willing accomplice when the industry does little to nothing to stop the spread of such misleading information. In addition to reportedly helping oil companies maximize their drilling practices and collaborating with fossil fuel lobbyists, social media’s business model prioritizes engagement even at the expense of the truth.

Creators: The Secret Solution to Decarbonizing Lifestyles

  • Year of release: 2023
  • Organization/Speaker: Futerra
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Webinars & Talks

In this panel experts, including Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer, popular lifestyle creators and behavioral experts unveil new findings from a Unilever study of creators on the topic of sustainable lifestyles. The panel explores the unique role creators (on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and more) can play in encouraging individuals to adopt low-carbon behaviors, igniting a mass movement towards sustainable living.

Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break The Law?

Celebrated UK broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham goes on a personal journey to decide for himself if it's ethically acceptable to break the law to protest against government policies on climate change. In this deeply personal film, Chris considers whether he is prepared to risk jail and other, potentially-career ending consequences to bring about change. He meets climate change activists who believe mass civil disobedience is necessary to force policy change. But are their actions justified to combat the climate crisis?

How TV weathercasters went from climate skeptics to champions

  • Year of release: 2021
  • Name of podcast: How to Save a Planet
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Podcasts

For years, most weather reports in the US omitted one crucial element: the impact of climate change. In fact, many broadcast meteorologists were openly skeptical of climate change and spread that skepticism to their viewers. This episode, looks at a campaign to convince weathercasters that climate change is real and turn the local TV news into a source for climate education.

Spoof campaign mocks fossil fuel’s recruitment of influencers to clean up image

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Media: The Drum
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Articles

In a bid to dissuade young creatives from inadvertently contributing to greenwashing by making content sponsored by fossil fuels, creative network Glimpse has launched its ‘Inside Job’ campaign that wants to enlist top young talent to playfully expose the problem while pointing to a radically different future beyond high carbon brands.

Years of Living Dangerously

  • Non-fiction
  • Year of release: 2014
  • Director: Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Films & Documentaries

This award winning series features a team of correspondents from the entertainment and news industries travelling around the world to report on effects of global warming and what people are doing to find solutions for it. Among the stories told are Oscar-winner Matt Damon's reporting on the health impact of heat waves around the globe, Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall's travelling to Bangladesh to get a vision of the future, and Emmy-winning journalist Lesley Stahl's heading to Greenland to examine the fate of the Arctic. Actors Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford and Jessica Alba are among the other entertainment icons who…