Fake News Kills World!-Richard Milne

When:
August 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
2019-08-24T13:30:00+01:00
2019-08-24T14:30:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
96 George St
Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Cost:
£9/£7
Contact:
0844 477 1000

Richard Milne -Fake News Kills World!

Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was principally used to attack climate science.  Richard Milne (The University of Edinburgh) sets about busting those climate myths, showing how to dismantle false claims with logic and analogies – no expertise necessary!  You’ll examine tactics used by opponents of climate science, and their close similarities to those employed to promote Brexit and Trump, often by the exact same people.  No matter how scary climate change may be, might fake news kill the planet first?