Climate change debate fueled by ‘echo chambers,’ new study finds

26 mayo 2015

A new study demonstrates the highly contentious debate on climate change is fueled in part by how information flows throughout policy networks. Researchers found that ‘echo chambers’ — social network structures where individuals with the same viewpoint share information with each other — may help explain why, despite a well-documented scientific consensus on the causes of global changes in climate, half of US senators voted earlier this year against an amendment affirming that climate change is human-induced.