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Combatting Climate Misinformation through Design Systems

By Eva Althaus

May 10, 2024

There is no planet B

Climate denial isn’t created by people who ignore climate change evidence

Design possesses the power not only to create new things but also to illuminate matters that are often in the dark. As a design strategist, my task is to observe the world around me and discern how I can utilize these methods to effect positive change.

I developed a comprehensive map of the complex system that propels climate misinformation, revealing a pivotal insight that became the foundation of my thesis: “Climate denial isn’t created by people who ignore climate change evidence. Climate denial and false information are intentional products of a sponsored system.’’ Applying a design strategy approach, I wanted to unravel and address the complexities of this web.

Project Details

  • Class: Introduction to Systems Theory
  • Instructor: Cheryl Dahle
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