How Covid conspiracy theories can be explained and why understanding them is so important?

During the ongoing Covid-Pandemic conspiracy theories seem more prominent in public than ever before. A recent research paper by Gemenis (2021) deals with Covid conspiracy theories and scepticism and tries to explain how these beliefs came to be. In his paper, Gemenis conducts an online survey in Greece in which he asks a variety ofContinue reading “How Covid conspiracy theories can be explained and why understanding them is so important?”

Why is Armin Laschet, the CDU Candidate for Germany’s Chancellorship, wrong about Hans Georg Maaßen?

In a recent interview, the Chancellorship-Candidate of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany, Armin Laschet, vehemently defended his fellow party member and former head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (Verfassungsschutz) Hans Georg Maaßen. Laschet said that Maaßen is neither a right-wing extremist nor an anti-Semite. However, why was this topic even part of theContinue reading “Why is Armin Laschet, the CDU Candidate for Germany’s Chancellorship, wrong about Hans Georg Maaßen?”

Nuclear Energy: A Cheap Path to Combat Climate Change?

When discussing how the energy system of the future should look like and how we can effectively combat climate change, the debate if we should be continuing to build and invest in nuclear power is not far behind. However, is nuclear power the solution to the climate crisis or to be more specific the cheaperContinue reading “Nuclear Energy: A Cheap Path to Combat Climate Change?”

How can increased prices save the climate?

While the public eye is focused on the corona pandemic, the existential threat of climate change worsens as countermeasures are a long time coming. In a landmark ruling in April 2021, Germany’s highest court decided that the climate change countermeasure the German government introduced were not formulated clear enough and have to be tightened. One ofContinue reading “How can increased prices save the climate?”

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