Media Engagements

  • This page lists online or print media engagements that are based on interviews with journalists.

Leber, R. (2018, November 2). The Role Harassment Plays in Climate Change Denial. Mother Jones.

Wilding, M. (2018, September 10). Circle or sphere? Inside the UK’s first ‘flat earth’ conference. Esquire.

Gwynne, P. (2018, August 3). Action to tackle climate change splits US voters along party lines. Physics world.

Coaston, J. (2018, August 2). #QAnon, the scarily popular pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained. Vox.

Bauchamp, Z. (2018, 6 June). Trump, Fox News, and Twitter have created a dangerous conspiracy theory loop. Vox.

Satariano, A. (2018, 26 April). Facebook Faces Tough Questions in Britain That It Avoided in the U.S. New York Times.

Roston, E. (2018, 24 April). Pruitt Proposes Limits to Scientific Research Used by EPA Staff. Bloomberg politics.

Andrews, E. (2018, 6 April). The real fear behind climate conspiracy theories. Grist.

Rihter, I. (2018, 28 March). Why believing conspiracy theories feels so good. The Outline.

Verkaik, R. (2018, 24 March). Inside the world of the data harvesters. i.

Ireland, R. (2018, 23 March). The misinformation crisis. The World Weekly.

Peachey, P., & Byrne, C. (2018, 21 March).  ‘I’m a scapegoat’ says academic at centre of Facebook row. The National.

You’re doing it wrong (BBC Radio 4, Series 1, Episode 3 of 5). (2018, 14 March).

Howard, A. (2018, 8 March). HARVEY FALLOUT: Separating skepticism from gullibility in climate conspiracy blogs. Jewish Herald-Voice.

You’re doing it wrong (BBC Radio 4, Series 1, Episode 1 of 5). (2018, 28 February).

Williams, R. (2018, 24 February). Why people deny scientific findings (The Science Show, ABC Australia).

Ross, E. (2018, 22 February). The science of conspiracies: Where Flat Earth meets Pizzagate. Axios. (Archived by WebCite®).

Kuper, S. (2018, 8 February). Russia: meddling while Europe votes. Financial Times,

Rosenberg, P. (2018, 31 January). What Global Warming? Unmasking a proxy war strategy by online climate change denialists. Salt Lake City Weekly.

Hogenboom, M. (2018, 24 January). The enduring appeal of conspiracy theories. BBC Future. (Archived by WebCite® )

Daly, P. (2018, 24 January). This Bristol academic thinks he has the solution to fake news. (Archived by WebCite®)

Mayhew, F. (2018, 24 January). ‘Inoculating’ social media users against ‘fake news’ will help filter it out, MPs told. Press Gazette.(Archived by WebCite®).

Gye, H. (2018, 23 January). FIGHT THE FAKES Web users should be ‘vaccinated’ against fake news to stop them getting sucked into Facebook conspiracy theories, MPs told. The Sun. (Archived by WebCite®)

Rosenberg, P. (2018, 17 January). Polarizing Polar Bears: A team of scientists unmasks a proxy war strategy by online climate change deniers. Fort Worth Weekly.

Rosenberg, P. (2018, 10 January). Polarizing Polar Bears: Unmasking a proxy war strategy by online climate change denialists. Planet Jackson Hole.

Giesler, J. (2018, January). Wird schon schiefgehen. (German). Natur, 01/18.

BCfm (2017, December) Bristol community radio Interview with Tony Gosling on post-truth world.

Popkin, G. (2017, November). Revealing the Methods of Climate-Doubting Blogs. Inside Science.

Kuper, S. (2017, October). How experts can regain our trust. Financial Times.

Schmitt, B. (2017, October). National anthem flap challenged Steelers fans to separate belief from fact. Tribune Review (Pittsburgh). (Archived by WebCite®).

Foyster, G. (2017, September). The psychology of anti-vaccination. The Saturday Paper. (Australia). (Archived by WebCite®) Print Edition, The Saturday Paper on Sep 2, 2017 under the title League of vaccinations.

Maddox, G. (2017, August). Climate fiction forum sees TV drama as one solution to global warming. Sydney Morning Herald. (Archived by WebCite®)

Goffin, P. (2017, August). The science of why we won’t stop believing: Age of Unreason. Toronto Star. (Archived by WebCite®).

Thivissen, P. (2017, June). Die besseren Argumente. Bild der Wissenschaft. (pp. 59-63). (German, not available online).

Hare, E. (2017, June 12). Facts Alone Won’t Convince People To Vaccinate Their Kids. FiveThirtyEight. (Archived by WebCite®).

Lavelle, M. (2017, June 9). 5 Shades of Climate Denial, All on Display in the Trump White House. Inside Climate News. (Archived by WebCite®).

John Elmes (2017, June 2). Calls for open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation’. Times Higher Education. (Archived by WebCite®).

von der Lehr (2017, May 4). Förnekelse som politisk propaganda. (Swedish). (Archived by WebCite®).

Kai Kupferschmidt (2017, Apr 27). Can skeptical parents be persuaded to vaccinate? Science. (Archived by WebCite®).

Al Jazeera (2017, Apr 26). State of Denial – Fault Lines. (Documentary)

Le Point. (2017, Apr 20). Lewandowsky: une polarisation croissante. Le Point. (Archived by WebCite®)

BBC4 More or Less (2017, Apr 14). WS More or Less: The Ignorance Test. (Audio). (Archived by WebCite®)

Ashleigh Gillon. (2017, Apr 12). TV interview. Channel 7, Perth, Australia.

Michelle Wheeler. (2017, Apr 11). Psychology of a Trump victory. Particle, Scitech. / (Archived by WebCite®)

Firas Massouh. (2017, Apr 9). Sunday Afternoon (from 1:10:45). ABC Radio. (Archived by WebCite®)

John Cook and Peter Jacobs. (2017, Mar 25). Episode 1: Stephan Lewandowsky and origins. Evidence Squared. (Archived by WebCite®)

Melissa Pandika. (2017, Mar 17). The science of climate change skepticism. Ozy. (Archived by WebCite®)

Paul Willis. (2017, 15 March). Special Investigation: Science Denial. Australia’s Science Channel. (Archived by WebCite®)

Stephanie M Lee. (2017, Mar 8). Inside the anti-science forces of the internet. BuzzFeed News. (Archived by WebCite®)

Esme Ashcroft. (2017, Mar 1). Trump supporters more likely to believe fake news, Bristol scientist finds. Bristol Post. (Archived by WebCite®)

Richard Gray. (2017, Mar 1). Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age. BBC Future. (Archived by WebCite®)

David McRaney. (2017, Feb 11). 095 – The backfire effect – Part three. You Are Not So Smart. (Archived by WebCite®)

Collin Maessen. (2017, Jan 26). Science denial always involves a component of conspiratorial thought. Real Skeptic. (Archived by WebCite®)

ABC Radio. (2017, Jan 13). Beyond the lab: Living in (science) denial. ABC Radio. (Archived by WebCite®)

Jo Fidgen. (2017, Jan 2). Nothing but the truth. BBC Radio 4: The New World. (Archived by WebCite®)

Paul Rosenberg. (2017, Jan 1). Conspiracy theory’s big comeback: Deep paranoia runs free in the age of Donald Trump. Alternet. (Archived by WebCite®)

The Royal Society. (2016). Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. Parent Carer Scientist. (Archived by WebCite®)

Chris Mooney. (2016, Dec 6). It’s likely Earth’s hottest year on record — and some people are talking about global cooling. The Washington Post. (Archived by WebCite®)

Dan Jones. (2016, November 30). Seeing reason: How to change minds in a ‘post-fact’ world. New Scientist. (Archived by WebCite®)

Rod Chester. (2016, Nov 21). The Trump factor tipped to spread to Australian politics as Aussie Truthers push on social media. (Archived by WebCite®)

Graham Readfearn. (2016, Sep 23). How climate science deniers can accept so many ‘impossible things’ all at once. The Guardian. (Archived by WebCite®)

Zahra Hirji. (2016, Aug 11). Uncertainty can’t be an excuse for climate inaction, researchers argue. InsideClimate News. (Archived by WebCite®)

Simon Oxenham. (2016, Jul 4). What explains Brexit, Trump and the rise of the far right? New Scientist. (Archived by WebCite®)

Chelsea Harvey. (2016, May 18). Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study. The Washington Post. (Archived by WebCite®)

Graham Readfearn. (2016, Apr 14). Why even climate science denialist Marc Morano knows not to bet against global warming data. The Guardian. (Archived by WebCite®)

Chris Mooney. (2016, Feb 24). Top scientists insist global warming really did slow down in the 2000s. The Washington Post. (Archived by WebCite®)

Max Kutner. (2016, Jan 27). B.o.B diss track that mentioned holocaust denier vanishes. Newsweek. (Archived by WebCite®)

Ryan Koronowski. (2016, Jan 26). We asked scientists if Ted Cruz and B.o.B had anything in common. They had a lot to say. ThinkProgress. (Archived by WebCite®)

Cheyenne Macdonald. (2015, Nov 25). Global warming is NOT taking a hiatus: New study finds that there is ‘no evidence’ to support a pause in global warming. Daily Mail. (Archived by WebCite®)

Phil McKenna. (2015, Nov 24). There was no global warming ‘hiatus,’ 40-study review concludes. InsideClimate News. (Archived by WebCite®)

John Abraham. (2015, Sep 18). In a blind test, economists reject the notion of a global warming pause. The Guardian. (Archived by WebCite®)

Chelsea Harvey. (2015, Sep 17). Global warming ‘pause’ never happened, scientists say. The Washington Post. (Archived by WebCite®)

Dana Nuccitelli. (2015, Jul 8). Climate denial linked to conspiratorial thinking in new study. The Guardian. (Archived by WebCite®)

Katherine Bagley. (2015, May 11). Climate denial takes a toll on scientists—and science. InsideClimate News. (Archived by WebCite®)

Mischa Wilmers. (2014, Dec 5). The psychology of climate change. New Internationalist. (Archived by WebCite®)

Paul Rosenberg. (2014, Apr 20). Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus. Salon. (Archived by WebCite®)

Chris Mooney. (2013, Jun 6). Conspiracy theorists are more likely to doubt climate science. Mother Jones. (Archived by WebCite®)

Tory Shepherd. (2013, Jan 18). Sandy Hook massacre a ‘hoax’, say conspiracy theorists.