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Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. / Harvey, Jeffrey A. (Corresponding author); van den Berg, Daphne; Ellers, Jacintha; Kampen, Remko; Crowther, Thomas W.; Roessingh, Peter; Verheggen, Bart; Nuijten, Rascha J. M.; Post, Eric; Lewandowsky, Stephan; Stirling, Ian; Balgopal, Meena; Amstrup, Steven C.; Mann, Michael E.

In: BioScience, Vol. 68, No. 4, bix133, 2018, p. 281-287.

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Harvard

Harvey, JA, van den Berg, D, Ellers, J, Kampen, R, Crowther, TW, Roessingh, P, Verheggen, B, Nuijten, RJM, Post, E, Lewandowsky, S, Stirling, I, Balgopal, M, Amstrup, SC & Mann, ME 2018, 'Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy' BioScience, vol. 68, no. 4, bix133, pp. 281-287. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix133

APA

Harvey, J. A., van den Berg, D., Ellers, J., Kampen, R., Crowther, T. W., Roessingh, P., ... Mann, M. E. (2018). Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. BioScience, 68(4), 281-287. [bix133]. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix133

Vancouver

Harvey JA, van den Berg D, Ellers J, Kampen R, Crowther TW, Roessingh P et al. Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. BioScience. 2018;68(4):281-287. bix133. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix133

Author

Harvey, Jeffrey A. ; van den Berg, Daphne ; Ellers, Jacintha ; Kampen, Remko ; Crowther, Thomas W. ; Roessingh, Peter ; Verheggen, Bart ; Nuijten, Rascha J. M. ; Post, Eric ; Lewandowsky, Stephan ; Stirling, Ian ; Balgopal, Meena ; Amstrup, Steven C. ; Mann, Michael E. / Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. In: BioScience. 2018 ; Vol. 68, No. 4. pp. 281-287.

BibTeX

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title = "Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy",
abstract = "Increasing surface temperatures, Arctic sea-ice loss, and other evidence of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) are acknowledged by every major scientific organization in the world. However, there is a wide gap between this broad scientific consensus and public opinion. Internet blogs have strongly contributed to this consensus gap by fomenting misunderstandings of AGW causes and consequences. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have become a “poster species” for AGW, making them a target of those denying AGW evidence. Here, focusing on Arctic sea ice and polar bears, we show that blogs that deny or downplay AGW disregard the overwhelming scientific evidence of Arctic sea-ice loss and polar bear vulnerability. By denying the impacts of AGW on polar bears, bloggers aim to cast doubt on other established ecological consequences of AGW, aggravating the consensus gap. To counter misinformation and reduce this gap, scientists should directly engage the public in the media and blogosphere.",
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AU - Harvey, Jeffrey A.

AU - van den Berg, Daphne

AU - Ellers, Jacintha

AU - Kampen, Remko

AU - Crowther, Thomas W.

AU - Roessingh, Peter

AU - Verheggen, Bart

AU - Nuijten, Rascha J. M.

AU - Post, Eric

AU - Lewandowsky, Stephan

AU - Stirling, Ian

AU - Balgopal, Meena

AU - Amstrup, Steven C.

AU - Mann, Michael E.

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N2 - Increasing surface temperatures, Arctic sea-ice loss, and other evidence of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) are acknowledged by every major scientific organization in the world. However, there is a wide gap between this broad scientific consensus and public opinion. Internet blogs have strongly contributed to this consensus gap by fomenting misunderstandings of AGW causes and consequences. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have become a “poster species” for AGW, making them a target of those denying AGW evidence. Here, focusing on Arctic sea ice and polar bears, we show that blogs that deny or downplay AGW disregard the overwhelming scientific evidence of Arctic sea-ice loss and polar bear vulnerability. By denying the impacts of AGW on polar bears, bloggers aim to cast doubt on other established ecological consequences of AGW, aggravating the consensus gap. To counter misinformation and reduce this gap, scientists should directly engage the public in the media and blogosphere.

AB - Increasing surface temperatures, Arctic sea-ice loss, and other evidence of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) are acknowledged by every major scientific organization in the world. However, there is a wide gap between this broad scientific consensus and public opinion. Internet blogs have strongly contributed to this consensus gap by fomenting misunderstandings of AGW causes and consequences. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) have become a “poster species” for AGW, making them a target of those denying AGW evidence. Here, focusing on Arctic sea ice and polar bears, we show that blogs that deny or downplay AGW disregard the overwhelming scientific evidence of Arctic sea-ice loss and polar bear vulnerability. By denying the impacts of AGW on polar bears, bloggers aim to cast doubt on other established ecological consequences of AGW, aggravating the consensus gap. To counter misinformation and reduce this gap, scientists should directly engage the public in the media and blogosphere.

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