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When ‘Creatives’ Turn Destructive: Image-Makers and the Climate Crisis
CSSN Director of Research Robert J. Brulle is cited in Bill McKibben's New Yorker piece on public relations and advertising firms' role in promoting fossil fuels.
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“Animal Agriculture and Climate Change in the US and UK Elite Media: Volume, Responsibilities, Cases and Solutions”
Environmental Communication published "Animal Agriculture and Climate Change in the US and UK Elite Media: Volume, Responsibilities, Cases and Solutions" by Silje Kristiansen, CSSN Scholar James Painter, and Meghan Shea. The authors discuss approaches to addressing the disparity in media coverage and accuracy of the agriculture industry's contributions to climate change.
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115 Amazon lobbyists. 1 works on climate
CSSN Scholar Robert J. Brulle quoted by Corbin Hiar on Amazon's climate lobbying efforts in "115 Amazon lobbyists. 1 works one climate," published by E&E News.
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One Day After The Election, The US Has Officially Pulled Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement
Zahra Hirji discusses the potential future of US climate policy with a Trump presidency as well as a Biden presidency.
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Biden says the US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement in 77 days. Then Australia will really feel the heat
CSSN Scholar Christian Downie authored an article on how a climate progressive Biden administration will put a spotlight on Australia's failure to enact meaningful climate policy.
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Exxon’s climate fix is algae. Experts say it won’t work
CSSN Scholar Robert J. Brulle quoted in Benjamin Storrow's piece on ExxonMobil's biofuel campaign.
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Fossilized: Environmental Policy in Canada’s Petro-Provinces
CSSN Scholar Angela V. Carter's "Fossilized: Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces" traces the development of oil extraction in Canada's largest oil-producing provinces. Carter provides insight into how the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador offered extensive support for oil development and often downplayed environmental effects of said extraction.
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Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago
CSSN Scholar Robert J. Brulle's research on Ford and General Motors' funding of organizations that propagate climate denial featured on E&E News.
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Climate Social Science Network Launched with Hub at Brown University
Global network will produce research on climate change-related political conflict.
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A Matter of Degrees Podcast – CSSN Scholar Dr. Leah Stokes
In “A Matter of Degrees,” Dr. Katharine Wilson and CSSN Scholar Dr. Leah Stokes are helping their listeners understand the climate story in a deeper way. They're exploring the reality of climate denial and delay, the solutions that are available today, and why justice and equity are so central to the fight.
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ExxonMobil misled the public about the climate crisis. Now they’re trying to silence critics
CSSN scholar Dr. Geoffrey Supran and Dr. Naomi Oreskes wrote an opinion piece for "The Guardian" on ExxonMobil’s challenge to their research.
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“The Debunking Handbook 2020”: A consensus-based handbook of recommendations for correcting or preventing misinformation
With the current flood of misinformation and “fake news” undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarizes the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking.
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Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist Feminist Literature on Climate and Energy
Many of the leadership deficiencies that have shaped the United States’ inadequate response to the Covid-19 pandemic have also thwarted the country’s response to the climate crisis.
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Climate Change Solutions: Beyond the Capital-Climate Contradiction
This work shows how ideology continues to conceal “the capital-climate contradiction,” or, the fundamental incompatibility between growth-dependent capitalism and climate stability. The authors propose “transitional” mitigation strategies that have the potential to spark the necessary transition toward an ecological society that rapidly, effectively, and justly reduces material and energy throughput.
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“Dominant counter-frames in influential climate contrarian European think tanks”
A countermovement made up of climate change contrarian think tanks has been very active in Europe in the last decade, has a neoliberal ideological profile and its discourse resembles that of the US contrarian organizations.