The Conversation

La chasse aux « fake news », c’est aussi bon pour le climat


"La communauté scientifique a un rôle à jouer pour mieux informer ses concitoyens face à la montée en puissance des campagnes organisées de désinformation. Climate Feedback propose un modèle qui pourrait être adapté à d’autres domaines touchés par ce phénomène, comme l’énergie ou la santé."


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"We asked award-winning TV reporter Jeff Burnside to break down environmental journalism. He’s the past president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, so he’s an expert in this arena... Climate Feedback is a global network of scientists who assess the credibility of influential climate change media coverage.Its first mission essentially is to fact-check, and it’s pretty fascinating."

American Press Institute

The Week in Fact-Checking


"Are the people at Climate Feedback fact-checkers or not? They’re not sure they are, but when you read their process for verifying information in buzzy science articles, you might agree the world could use more fact-checking operations like this."

Duke Reporter's Lab

Fact-checking triples over four years


"There’s also growing variety among the fact-checkers. Our database now includes several science fact-checkers, such as Climate Feedback and Détecteur de Rumeurs from Agence Science-Presse in Montreal."

The Mac Observer

TMO Background Mode Interview with Axios Energy & Climate Reporter Amy Harder


"It can be very hard sometimes as a reporter to separate out the political statements from the science on both sides. And so I don’t want to hear an activist to say climate change caused hurricane harvey because that’s not accurate. I want to hear a scientist say, 'well it can make it worse, we are doing studies to find out if that was actually the case' so that’s what I really appreciate with Climate Feedback. [...] That’s a good example of something I would like to see more of."

Columbia Journalism Review

At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?


"The site can be a valuable resource for journalists, says Robinson Meyer, who covers climate change for The Atlantic. Climate Feedback has reviewed three of Meyer’s stories. All received a good score. “Getting their validation is really useful,” he says. “For longer stories, often you end up parachuting into these sub-disciplines without really understanding them.” [...] And then he can show the assessment to his boss to say, “Look, I got it right,” he says. Meyer also likes reading analyses of his colleagues’ work to see if the expert reviewers confirm his own assessment of the article."


Bad news travels fast


" Lots of popular climate change articles aren’t totally credible, scientists say. Some of these articles are sensationalized very nearly to the point of inaccuracy. Others are cases of “elaborate misinformation.” A review from Climate Feedback, a group of scientists who survey climate change news to determine whether it’s scientifically sound, looked at the 25 most-shared stories last year that focused on the science of climate change or global warming."


Alarmismus – Freund oder Feind der Klimakommunikation?


"Beim Reden über den Klimawandel sind Untergangsszenarien sehr beliebt. Dies fördere Resignation statt Engagement, kritisieren viele Forscher."

The Guardian

Fake news is a threat to humanity, but scientists may have a solution


"One key idea involves the establishment of an international non-governmental organization that would create a rating system for disinformation. There are already some similar examples in existence – Climate Feedback consults climate scientists to rate the accuracy of media articles on climate change [...]"


How to spot fact from online fiction


"Find your fact checker by subject: Climate Change: Climate Feedback"