Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Unraveling Climate Misinformation Campaigns

For decades, an invisible network of actors has been operating to push narratives of climate denial and to slow, stop or roll back climate protections.

Groundbreaking research by IBES scholars like Robert Brulle and J Timmons Roberts has revealed that decisive climate action has often been stymied by lobbying, funding campaigns and philanthropies, as well as the highly coordinated release of misinformation in press releases, advertisements, and more.

The Climate Social Science Network, a globally-unique, scholarly hub based at IBES, is combatting this deluge of denial and misinformation by bringing together international leaders to catalyze collaborative research on the interests that are stalling climate action.