Facebook launches Climate Science Information Center with scientific contributions by PIK

09/15/2020 – Facebook, a major global social media channel, starts a Climate Science Information Center featuring scientific contributions from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and other leading institutions. PIK will contribute alongside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Marine and Polar Research (AWI), and Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD). Since long, Potsdam researchers provide scientific information to stakeholders across economic sectors and across the political spectrum, as well as to media and a broader public.
Facebook launches Climate Science Information Center with scientific contributions by PIK
Facebook Climate Info Center (Screenshot)

Facebook connects more than 3 billion people through its platforms and apps and now, in order to counter widespread climate change misinformation, aims at offering reliable information from scientific sources. The Climate Science Information Center works similar to the already existing COVID-19 information hub, which has so far referred more than 2 billion people directly to information from health authorities. As a special area on Facebook, the new hub collects information from some of the world's leading climate research organizations. The Facebook Climate Science Information Center will kick off in the US, UK, France and Germany and will soon be introduced in other countries as well.

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