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date: 17 April 2024

Effects of Social Media Use on Climate Change Opinion, Knowledge, and Behaviorlocked

Effects of Social Media Use on Climate Change Opinion, Knowledge, and Behaviorlocked

  • Ashley A. AndersonAshley A. AndersonColorado State University

Summary

Early research on the relationship between social media use and its relationship to climate change opinion, knowledge, and behavior suggests several positive impacts. Social media encourages greater knowledge of climate change, mobilization of climate change activists, space for discussing the issue with others, and online discussions that frame climate change as a negative for society. Social media, however, does provide space for framing climate change skeptically and activating those with a skeptical perspective of climate change. Further examination of the relationship between social media use and climate change perceptions is warranted.

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  • Communication

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