Our 2008 analysis of global warming misinformation finds that there was a very significant upswing in online activity.
This trend should be troubling to US policymakers and campaigners wanting to implement new greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
Here’s the stats we’ve generated as evidence of our conclusions (click any of the images to enlarge):
“Global Warming” + hoax
A Google blog search for the term “global warming” + hoax between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009 reports 49,719 page results. The same search for the previous year reports only 22,077 page results.