UQ offers free course to fight climate change denial
A FREE online university course created in Brisbane aims to explain the mentality behind climate change denial and give students tools to combat it.
The University of Queensland's Global Change Institute has developed the seven-week program, Making Sense of Climate Change Denial, which will be offered for the first time from April 28.
It features lectures and interviews with 75 leading experts, including Sir David Attenborough, Michael Mann and Katherine Hayhoe.
Co-ordinator and climate communication research fellow John Cook said it was born out of his research into the psychology of denialism, and ways to reduce the influence of misinformation.
"It's for people who are already engaged with the issue and want to know how to respond to misinformation, or people who are confused and want to make sense of it," he said.