Dan Kammen raised the importance of social media for communicating aspects of energy and climate. His view of how to effectively do this is in correspondence with Gina McCarthy's ideas. However, social media has the dangers of trolls, fake news, and childish fights. My question to Kammen is how can scientists and good citizens combat the dark side of social media while still being able to effectively bring awareness os issues involving climate, the Earth, and energy? I think this is a crucial discussion to have since the spread of misinformation can decrease the credibility of scientists and have negative consequences socially and environmentally sooner than later. Will collaboration between social media companies and climate scientists be necessary to establish stronger accountability and filter out misinformation?
Watch Dan Kammen's interview here.