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Climate change conspiracy theories

Uscinski, Joseph and Douglas, Karen and Lewandowsky, Stephan (2017) Climate change conspiracy theories. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Oxford Research Encyclopedias . Oxford University Press. (doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.328) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63665)

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Opinion surveys, however, support the view that climate change denialism is driven at least partially by underlying conspiratorial thinking. Belief in climate change conspiracy theories also appear to drive behaviors in ways consistent with the behaviors of people who think in conspiratorial terms: Climate change conspiracy theorists are less likely to participate politically or take actions that could alleviate their carbon footprint. Furthermore, some climate skeptics reject studies showing that their skepticism is partially a product of conspiratorial thinking: They believe such studies are themselves part of the conspiracy.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.328
Uncontrolled keywords: conspiracy theory, climate change, conspiracy thinking, conspiracy ideation, climate denial, partisanship, ideology, climate skeptic, denial, science communication
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Karen Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 17:16 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63665 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Douglas, Karen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0381-6924
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