Episode 72. BEST IN CLIMATE: Don’t @ Me: What Happened When Climate Skeptics Misused My Work, by Lucas Vargas Zeppetello


“Like many young climate scientists, I came to graduate school because I have a passion for science and because I want to use what I learn to help society mitigate and adapt to the dangerous impacts of climate change. Instead of contributing, however, my work had been incorporated into a discourse that demonizes both the scientific consensus on climate change and the scientists who publicly speak out to defend it.”

In this article published on EOS.org, graduate student Lucas Vargas Zeppetello shares his personal experience of having his climate science work intentionally misrepresented online, and what he learned from it.