As if understanding the issues around climate change aren't complex enough, many people who are trying to make the planet a better place are finding they are having to struggle with vocal, well-connected and often social media savvy individuals who are spreading disinformation about climate change.
For example, reporting from the National Observer about the recent wildfires in Canada has documented some of these actors and their deliberate acts to distort facts and make people less confident in authority figures and organizations.
When there is disinformation like this swirling around social media, it makes the more challenging to discern what are the science-based facts.
An approach that countries around the world might like to emulate is the thorough, all-pervasive and innovative media literacy training in place in Finland. Learn more about these initiatives that are not just for K-12 students but for all people.