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Webinar: Wildfire Lies: A Crash Course in Climate Misinformation

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Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 12:00


Tuesday, May 30, 2023. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Wildfire Lies: A Crash Course in Climate Misinformation.  Margaret Orr, George Mason University. Sponsored by NOAA. Register here.


Abstract: What is misinformation? How does it spread so quickly? How can we work against it? These are vital questions for anyone working in the realm of the climate crisis, because misinformation about its causes, effects, and solutions have delayed vital actions to combat it. In this seminar, we will learn about practical answers to these questions as well as productive ways to engage with and debunk misinformation. Keywords: Misinformation, Climate Change, Debunking


Bio(s): Margaret Orr is entering her fourth year as a doctoral student at the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Her research interests include climate change misinformation, debunking, and misinformation rhetoric. Margaret received her BS in Meteorology & Climatology, and a minor in French, from the University of Delaware in 2018; and her MS in Geography from the University of Georgia in 2020, where her thesis focused on psychological uncertainty tolerance and climate change concern. She is very involved with the American Meteorological Society and currently serves as Incoming Chair of the newly formed Board on Student Affairs. Outside of work, Margaret is an ice dancer and also enjoys ballet, tap, ballroom, and Irish dance.

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