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CSSN Working Paper: An Integrated Framework to Assess Greenwashing
Call for feedback on a new tool to define and evaluate greenwashing
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Reporting Fellows
The Climate Social Science Network announces its inaugural journalism fellows, Kate Aronoff and Taylor Kate Brown
Reconfiguring actors and infrastructure in city renewable energy transitions: A regional perspective
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Reconfiguring actors and infrastructure in city renewable energy transitions: A regional perspective
What are the new roles of regional actors, locations of productivity, interscalar relationships, and socio-economic outcomes for city renewable energy transitions? CSSN Scholar Christina Hoicka et al.'s new paper explores these questions conceptually and empirically.
Climate Change: The New Normal Is Not Yet Here
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Climate Change: The New Normal Is Not Yet Here
What used to be predictions of ‘what could happen in a warmer world’ are now our lived reality. Now the question is: how much worse will the extremes get? Article by CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan with coauthors Anji Seth and Mark Urban.
Controversy around climate change reports: a case study of Twitter responses to the 2019 IPCC report on land
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Controversy around climate change reports: a case study of Twitter responses to the 2019 IPCC report on land
A study by Mary Sanford and CSSN scholar James Painter et al. examined the Twitter discourse around the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land, finding that meat consumption became one of the most discussed and contentious issues in response to the report - despite being a minor part of the report.
Competing Crises? Media Coverage and Framing of Climate Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Competing Crises? Media Coverage and Framing of Climate Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic
New research by CSSN Scholar Mark CJ Stoddart et al. finds that media coverage of climate change has slowed in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that new framing possibilities have opened up that link environmental and economic sustainability.
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Weaponizing economics: Big Oil, economic consultants, and climate policy delay
A new study by CSSN Scholar Benjamin Franta shows how the fossil fuel industry funded biased economic analyses to oppose climate policy for nearly 3 decades.
People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk
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People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk
In an article in Fast Company, CSSN Scholar Jesse Keenan argues that domestic climate migration could exacerbate poverty in concentrated areas if the federal government does not play a greater role.
Social Relations and Everyday Consumption Rituals: Barriers or Prerequisites for Sustainability Transformation?
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Social Relations and Everyday Consumption Rituals: Barriers or Prerequisites for Sustainability Transformation?
An article in frontiers by CSSN Scholar Magnus Boström examines the connections between social relations and consumption in order to better understand how to disrupt overconsumption.
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The era of loss and damage from climate change is upon us
CSSN Scholar Saleemul Huq calls for action on loss and damage—from improving disaster response to increasing funding for developing countries—in the lead up to COP26.
Global distribution and coincidence of pollution, climate impacts, and health risk in the Anthropocene
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Global distribution and coincidence of pollution, climate impacts, and health risk in the Anthropocene
A new research article by CSSN scholar Debra Javeline and coauthors shows that global risks from toxic pollution and climate change are highly correlated and should be jointly analyzed in order to inform and better target efforts to reduce or mitigate both risks.
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The Political Economy of Climate Change Litigation: Is There a Point to Suing Fossil Fuel Companies?
Research from CSSN scholar Ryan Gunderson examines the effectiveness of litigation against fossil fuel companies and offers alternative approaches.
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Economic Reality Is Dragging Russia Toward Climate Acceptance
Could Russia be changing course on climate change? CSSN scholar Indra Overland offers insights on initial steps the country might take on climate.
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Obstruction, delay, and transnationalism: Examining the online climate change counter-movement
New research from CSSN scholar Ruth McKie examines the climate change countermovement through hyperlink analysis.
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A Climate Emergency: What the IPCC Report Means for Africa
CSSN scholar Oluwaseun Oguntuase writes about the implications of the new IPCC report for the African continent, and how anticipated climate impacts relate to global inequality.