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Dedicated To Crack Climate Misinformation
A new tool from global news agency AFP helps journalists recognize and report on false or misleading claims. Climate action is needed now, and sowing doubt about climate change further delays action and can contribute to bad decisions. Journalists play a crucial role in verifying the accuracy of climate-related claims before reporting them and reporting on instances of climate misinformation. In doing so they help the public to make informed decisions grounded in evidence rather than inaccuracies or spin.
Verifying Climate Claims identifies common sources for climate falsehoods, including politicians, industry lobbyists, and climate-skeptic “think tanks.” Importantly, sometimes well-meaning individuals also unintentionally spread climate misinformation too. AFP’s training program provides guidance on how to spot inaccurate and deceptive climate claims, including greenwashing, and techniques to assess their accuracy. Journalists learn how to evaluate statements for fact-checking and are provided with recommended sources for doing so.



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  • Kevin

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    Putting an end to greenwashing

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    • Tabitha Kimani

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      This tool becomes a game changer. No more green washing!

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      • Sarah Chabane

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        That sounds super useful! I will check it out

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        • Waigwa Monica

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          Oh this is great news.

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          • Erlijn van Genuchten

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            Great to hear that a tool is made available! Hopefully this helps to make recognizing and dealing with it more easily. I namely learned from this article that dealing with it can also backfire. It also nicely explains different types of misinformation. All information is based on science, another important way to prevent misinformation: https://medium.com/climate-conscious/shocked-by-climate-change-denial-how-to-deal-with-misinformation-4aefff91c232

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            • Ingmar Rentzhog

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              That is very good and needed

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              • Edwin wangombe

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                Misinformation should be eliminated from mass media as it delays action or causes confusion which negatively affects the efforts of fighting against climate change

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                • Patrick Kiash

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                  @edwin_wangombe I agree with your views.

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