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Think tanks and the politics of climate change
The new Handbook on Think Tanks in Public Policy features a chapter from CSSN scholar Dieter Plehwe.
CSSN Position Paper: Dismantling the Environmental State in Brazil
A new CSSN Briefing examines the actors, strategies and discourses behind the Bolsonaro attack on the National Environmental Regulation.
The U.S. Is One Step Closer to Establishing a Research Program to Block the Sun
CSSN Scholars Kevin Surprise and Prakash Kashwan were quoted in Earther speaking about the recent National Academies report on solar geoengineering.
Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It.
Read CSSN scholars Prakash Kashwan and Jennie C Stephens ' critical take on new geoengineering research in the New York Times.
Ad Agencies Step Away From Oil and Gas in Echo of Cigarette Exodus
NY Times coverage of ad agencies away from oil and gas clients highlights a new report by CSSN Director of Research Bob Brulle, CSSN Scholar Melissa Aronczyk, and CSSN Scholar Jason Carmichael.
The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering
New research by CSSN Scholar Duncan McLaren and Olaf Corry critically reviews current solar engineering proposals and research.
Carbon unicorns and fossil futures. Whose emission reduction pathways is the IPCC performing?
A new paper by CSSN Scholar Wim Carton examines the potential options forward for emissions reductions, and scrutinizes the necessity of negative emissions in climate models.
CSSN Position Paper 2021:2 – Solar Geoengineering Research in the United States: Key Critical Questions
In anticipation of the March 25th release of the National Academies report on solar geoengineering, this brief CSSN primer outlines three areas of key questions to ask about any effort to advance solar geoengineering research using public funds.
Climate Justice in the Global North: An Introduction
In a new essay in Case Studies in the Environment, CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan introduces fundamental concepts of climate justice and highlights what current narratives of climate justice miss.
The Texas Crisis Could Become Everyone’s Crisis
Will the energy crisis in Texas become the new normal? CSSN Scholar Leah Stokes tackles the question in an interview with the New York Times.
The Petroleum Industry May Want a Carbon Tax, but Biden and Congressional Republicans are Not Necessarily Fans
CSSN scholar Matto Mildenberger weighs in on the political feasibility of carbon taxes in an article by Inside Climate News.
The key to making sound climate policy? Rein in (or win over) utilities monopolies.
CSSN Scholar Joshua A. Basseches shares why addressing utilities' influence is key to combatting climate change.
Beyond Carbon Pricing: Tax Reform is Climate Policy
CSSN Scholar Jessica Green urges a turn towards combatting global wealth inequality, rather than a more narrow focus on carbon pricing, in a new piece in
What does progress mean to you?
CSSN Scholar Farhana Sultana speaks about her perspective on what the true measures of global progress should be in an MIT Technology Review article.
Climate change denial among radical right-wing supporters
CSSN Scholar Kirsti M. Jylhä et al. have published new research on what factors predict climate change denial among the far-right.