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The key to making sound climate policy? Rein in (or win over) utilities monopolies.
Why addressing utilities' influence is key to combatting climate change.
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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.
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Spin doctors have shaped the environmentalism debate for decades
CSSN Scholar Melissa Aronczyk shares the history of a key architect of "green" public relations work in a perspective piece for The Washington Post.
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CSSN Scholar Ina Möller points to political implications of solar geoengineering experiment
CSSN Scholar Ina Möller weighs in on solar geoengineering in NewScientist's Fix the Planet newsletter.
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Can Massachusetts Democrats Overcome the Power of Business Lobbyists and Pass Climate Legislation?
Inside Climate News covered a new report by CSSN Executive Director Dr. Timmons Roberts which shows how industries lobby on climate and clean energy in Massachusetts.
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Shadowy Twitter bots spread climate disinformation
CSSN Scholars Thomas Marlow and John Cook are featured in E&E News, where they discuss new research showing that a substantial amount of climate change disinformation online comes from Twitter bots.
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Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change
CSSN Scholar Joana Setzer is featured in Financial Times by Anjli Raval, discussing the increasing frequency of high-profile climate litigation.
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Global climate action needs trusted finance data
CSSN Executive Director Timmons Roberts and CSSN Scholar Saleemul Huq are featured in a Nature editorial, discussing the difficulties of impartial climate finance data.
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Climate wars sweep courts as Biden eyes bold emissions cuts
CSSN scholar Joana Setzer is featured in ClimateWire, discussing the latest on global youth-led climate litigation cases.
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PR Firms Are Being Shamed For Helping Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Green’ Their Image
CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle and CSSN Scholar Melissa Aronczyk quoted on their research into PR firms' facilitation of climate denial campaigns by Amy Westervelt.
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How We Win on Climate Change – Christian Downie, TEDxTalk
CSSN Scholar Christian Downie discusses the politics of climate change, their effect on climate action, and how they can be harnessed advantageously to address climate change.
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The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it’s good for people of color
CSSN Scholars Leah Stokes and Kyle Whyte quoted by Sammy Roth on the fossil fuel industry's disproportionate impact on BIPOC communities in the United States.
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DonorsTrust supports plutocracy, not democracy
CSSN Director of Research Robert J. Brulle wrote an article in the Providence Journal discussing how anonymous donor-advised funds, specifically Donors Trust, undermine democracy through exerting influence on the political process.
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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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115 Amazon lobbyists. 1 works on climate
CSSN Director of Research 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.