Politicization of science:

How climate change skeptics use experts and scientific evidence…

https://www.springer.com/journal/10584/aboutBy Hannah Schmid-Petri in https://rd.springer.com/journal/10584 (Format edited for easier online reading)

Abstract: This study, using the discussion about climate change in the USA as an example, analyzes the research question of how climate change skeptics use experts and scientific evidence in their online communication.

Two different strategies are distinguished: legitimation and criticism. The study conducts a quantitative content analysis of online documents to answer the research question. The results show that the deduced strategies are an important part of the communication of climate change skeptics, who more commonly use the criticism strategy than the legitimization strategy.

Results are further differentiated for different actor types and various types of experts.

Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2112-z) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Supplementary material 10584_2017_2112_MOESM1_ESM.docx (81 kb) ESM 1(DOCX 80 kb),.

Source: https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-017-2112-z.

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2017

Schmid-Petri, H. Climatic Change (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2112-z
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2112-z
  • Publisher Name Springer Netherlands
  • Print ISSN 0165-0009
  • Online ISSN 1573-1480


Climatic Change

An Interdisciplinary, International Journal Devoted to the Description, Causes and Implications of Climatic Change

Co-Editors: M. Oppenheimer; G. Yohe

ISSN: 0165-0009 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1480 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10584 (https://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/atmospheric+sciences/journal/10584)

ED Notes:

1. Online article includes an extensive list of references.
2. This reference is one of the 80 new articles linked to in an earlier story here at https://www.tempsensornews.com/weather/climate-change-impacts/