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Atmospheric science

New special topics course this fall on Understanding and Responding to Climate Misinformation - CLIM759/COMM640


While human-caused global warming is not scientifically controversial, public debate and political campaigns have resulted in many misconceptions about climate change. How can scientists respond effectively to climate misinformation? In this course, students will learn the basics of climate science, then explore the various misleading techniques used to distort climate science. Students will combine this knowledge with science communication principles to develop their own rebuttal to a specific climate myth. Ultimately, this rebuttal will be published on the website Skeptical Science and students will assess how effective their rebuttal is in countering misinformation.

Enrollment is limited.




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