Misinformation Alert: Conspiracy Thinking

Misinformation Alert: Conspiracy Thinking
Credit: Tim Dennell

Did you know up to one in three Britons already believe some kind of conspiracy theory? Every year, the effects of climate change become clearer and there is no guarantee that all Brits will believe the science. Instead, they may turn to alternative explanations - such as conspiracies - to process or cope.

In this post:

  • What's going on? Are climate conspiracies a load of hot air, or genuine cause for concern?
  • Who believes in conspiracy theories? Spoiler alert: It's not just fanatics.
  • How we can get ahead. For campaigners, what's the antidote to conspiracy thinking? Plus, how should we talk to a conspiracy theorist one-on-one?