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Climate Mis-/Disinformation Backgrounder

A new explainer from the CAAD coalition delves into the multifaceted landscape of climate mis-/ disinformation, offering an extensive understanding of the critical issue and the threat it presents to climate action. 

The explainer covers key aspects of climate mis-/ disinformation: Climate Mis-_Disinformation Backgrounder

  1. Definitions: It defines these terms, highlighting their obstructive role during critical climate action phases.
  2. Classification: It categorizes major climate mis-/disinformation narratives, aiding recognition of deceptive tactics.
  3. Sources: It reveals the climate change counter-movement (CCCM), encompassing various actors perpetuating misinformation.
  4. Mis-/Disinfluencers: It explores actors spreading false information, varying from profit-seekers to attention-seekers.
  5. Tactics: It examines CCCM strategies, from lobbying to greenwashing, that hinder climate action.
  6. Solutions: It suggests measures like platform policies, government actions, prebunking, and debunking to combat misinformation effectively.

This concise overview equips readers with a clear understanding of climate mis-/disinformation and strategies to address it.