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Overheated: how climate misinformation goes viral on social media

  • Year of release: 2025
  • Name of podcast: Böll·Europe Podcast
  • Post category:Podcasts

This episode explores the concerning rise of climate change disinformation on prominent social networks. It highlights how social media has exacerbated the weaponisation of climate change within the context of culture wars and revealing the pivotal players who amplify climate misinformation and disinformation within online communities.

Platforms’ policies on climate disinformation

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Publishing organization: EU Disinfo Lab
  • Post category:Guides & Reports

This factsheet delves into platforms’ policies on climate change misinformationfocusing on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X/Twitter and YouTube. In recent years, these very large online platforms have taken varying approaches to climate as a distinct vector of harm across their products and services, and tried to incorporate or strengthen actions in this regard.

‘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
  • 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…

Strategies for climate change communication through social media: Objectives, approach, and interaction

  • Publication year: 2021
  • Journal: Media International Australia
  • Authors: León, B. et al.
  • Post category:Academic Papers

This research explores the strategies that institutions supporting scientific consensus on climate change undertake in order to communicate through social media. We conducted 21 semi-structured interviews with community managers and communication directors of organizations of different characteristics in several countries.

Changing the World One Meme at a Time: TheEffects of Climate Change Memes on Civic Engagement Intentions

  • Publication year: 2021
  • Journal: Environmental Communications
  • Authors: Bingbing Zhang & Juliet Pinto
  • Post category:Academic Papers

This study tests the effect of climate change memes on theperceived risk of climate change and the intention of onlineengagement regarding climate change issues. Results show thatexposure to climate change memes increases individual intentions ofonline civic engagement regarding climate change. Additionally,empathy is found to mediate this effect. However, risk perception ofclimate change is not altered after exposure to climate change memes.

Unf*ucking The Planet

UnF*cking the Planet is a new YouTube series produced by Pique Action that brings a sharp perspective to the climate conversation. Directed by Adam Felber and hosted by popular TikTok sensation Hazel Thayer, the six-episode season satirically cuts through the BS and offers tangible solutions…and maybe even a dose of confidence in a better future.

To address climate crisis, address the information crisis

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Media: The Seattle Times
  • Post category:Articles

The author of this opinion piece argues that our communication environment is as degraded as our natural environment, and we can’t address one without addressing the other. Carbon pollution will fry the planet and communication pollution — the big lies, constant noise, threats of violence — will prevent us from doing anything about it.