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Fossil capital, ‘unquantifiable risk’ and neoliberal nationalizations: The case of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in Canada
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Fossil capital, ‘unquantifiable risk’ and neoliberal nationalizations: The case of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in Canada
CSSN Scholar Jeremy Walker and Kyla Tienhaara dig into why neoliberal and 'free market' proponents are calling for state protection and ownership of fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
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The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
"Oil companies 'have gone digital, and they’ve gone more subtle, but there’s no denying the fact that these messages are not simple product advertising'" - Geoffrey Supran, CSSN Director of Accountability Communications, speaking with Earther.
Manufacturing ignorance: think tanks, climate change and the animal-based diet
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Manufacturing ignorance: think tanks, climate change and the animal-based diet
New peer-reviewed research—by CSSN Scholars Núria Almiron and Jose A. Moreno, along with Miquel Rodrigo-Alsina—finds that European think tanks have contributed to public ignorance on how dietary choices impact climate.
Carbon Removal as Carbon Revival? Bioenergy, Negative Emissions, and the Politics of Alternative Energy Futures
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Carbon Removal as Carbon Revival? Bioenergy, Negative Emissions, and the Politics of Alternative Energy Futures
"It would be a missed opportunity to pursue carbon removal without explicit societal deliberation about the range of alternative energy futures that are possible in a post-fossil fuel era," write James Palmer and CSSN Scholar Wim Carton in frontiers in climate.
Letter to Science: The risks of solar geoengineering research
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Letter to Science : The risks of solar geoengineering research
CSSN Scholars Jennie C Stephens, Prakash Kashwan, Duncan McLaren, and Kevin Surprise warn that unilateral solar geoengineering research—undertaken without public participation or global governance—risks undermining progress on energy system transformation.
Navigating Potential Hype and Opportunity in Governing Marine Carbon Removal
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Navigating Potential Hype and Opportunity in Governing Marine Carbon Removal
CSSN Scholar Duncan McLaren is co-author on a new academic article discussing challenges in responsibly developing marine carbon removal.
Keystone Pipeline, Symbol to Oil’s Foes and Friends, Is Now Dead
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Keystone Pipeline, Symbol to Oil’s Foes and Friends, Is Now Dead
CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle speaks with Bloomberg Law on the climate movement’s efforts to block the Keystone XL pipeline.
CSSN Announces Research Support and Fellowship Grants
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CSSN Announces Research Support and Fellowship Grants
The Climate Social Science Network (CSSN) announces three new funding applications for research and journalism.
Why are climate campaigners turning to the courts?
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Why are climate campaigners turning to the courts?
CSSN Scholar Joana Setzer comments on the increase in legal action on climate change and its broader impact on the political landscape.
"Shell Just Got Wrecked in Dutch Court"
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Gizmodo: “Shell Just Got Wrecked in Dutch Court”
CSSN Scholar Harro van Asselt quoted in Gizmodo about the historic court ruling ordering Shell to slash emissions 45% by 2030.
Climate Emergency: UK Universities' Declarations and Their Role in Responding to Climate Change
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Climate Emergency: UK Universities’ Declarations and Their Role in Responding to Climate Change
CSSN Scholar Stuart Capstick & Briony Latter find that UK universities' recent climate emergency declarations tend to serve as promotional material and detract from action.
Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why
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Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here’s why
CSSN Scholar Farhana Sultana writes in The Hill that "Climate change & the COVID-19 pandemic have uneven, unequal & long-lasting impacts [...] centering feminism can help formulate fairer policies and projects that help improve life for everyone."
Obstructing action: foundation funding and US climate change counter-movement organizations
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Obstructing action: foundation funding and US climate change counter-movement organizations
A new peer-reviewed study by CSSN Director of Research Robert J. Brulle, CSSN Scholar Loredana Loy, et al. finds that the vast majority of climate change obstruction activities in the United States are funded through millions of dollars of annual anonymous donations.
Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil's climate change communications
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Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’s climate change communications
New research by CSSN Scholar Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes—covered by CNN, Rolling Stone, and other outlets—finds that ExxonMobil's public climate change messaging mimics tobacco industry propaganda to blame customers and justify fossil fuels.
Governing for Future Generations: How Political Trust Shapes Attitudes Towards Climate and Debt Policies
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Governing for Future Generations: How Political Trust Shapes Attitudes Towards Climate and Debt Policies
A new research paper by CSSN Scholar Malcolm Fairbrother et al. presents public opinion findings on support for climate and debt policies for the benefit of future generations.