Democracy needs you

Catchy headlines are all over the web. How can one assess the credibility of online information when not an expert on the issue?
You have expertise in how the climate system works, but your fellow citizens don’t. They need your help to assess the credibility of their online news.

Become a Climate Feedback contributor:

Crowdsourcing scientific expertise is the guiding principle behind Climate Feedback. Each contribution from individual scientist builds towards a large and informative database of accurate sources of information on the Internet.
In joining Climate Feedback you will:

  • get to share your expertise in influential media coverage
  • receive updates on our activities
  • be a pioneer in scientific ‘fact-checking’

See who is already participating.

To Apply:

You need to be a scientist actively engaged in climate research. Scientists are required to:

  • have a PhD in a relevant discipline,
  • have at least one published article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal within the last three years in the field of climate science or climate change impacts.

Fill the form below or send us an email with the corresponding information.

  • Official email from your research institution, it will not be displayed publicly.
  • Link to a webpage listing your publications (eg your professional/university profile, ResearcherId, Google Scholar, Research Gate…)
  • (eg: Postdoctoral research fellow, Associate Professor)
  • (eg: University of California)
  • (comma separated, e.g. 'Arctic climate, Sea ice, Arctic/mid-latitude linkages, Extreme weather')
  • Upload (professional picture, headshot)
  • Link to qualifying publication(s)

    You should be the first author[1] of an article published in a referred climate science journal within the last 3 years.
  • (you can create one here)
  • You can create an account on the Hypothesis website and enter your Username here.



[1] The qualifying publication(s) should be:

  • published in a top-quartile journal in its field (we use the SJR ranking for reference, which is based on a ‘page-rank’-like algorithm, for example you can check the ‘atmospheric’ ranking )
  • published within the last 3 years,
  • authored by you as a first author[2],
  • original research (no opinion piece, editorial, book review…)

[2] the first author condition can be waived for:

  • Publications with only 2 authors,
  • Senior scientists and Professors who are actively supervising a PhD candidate / Postdoc who is signing as the first author (as it is common practice that advisors sign as last author in some lab/countries). If you claim this case, please indicate the name(s) of the PhD candidate(s) / Postdoc(s) you are supervising and the papers they have authored under your supervision (email us).