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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.
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.
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 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."
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.
The API Was Pushing Climate Denial Way Earlier Than Anyone Thought
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The API Was Pushing Climate Denial Way Earlier Than Anyone Thought
CSSN Scholar Ben Franta speaks with the Drilled podcast about his research showing that the American Petroleum Institute not only knew about climate change back in the 70s, it started pushing climate denial as early as 1980.
Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street
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Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street
CSSN Scholar Oluwaseun Oguntuase writes that climate adaptation strategies should be at the heart of sustainable development on the African continent.
Resisting the Cynical Politics of Climate Negotiations
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Resisting the Cynical Politics of Climate Negotiations
CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan, along with Praneeta Mudaliar, critiques climate hypocrisy between and within global north and global south countries for a piece published by Planet Politics Institute.
Disrupting the energy system: How clusters of innovations can accelerate the low-carbon energy transition
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Disrupting the energy system: How clusters of innovations can accelerate the low-carbon energy transition
CSSN Scholar Christina E. Hoicka's research on how to score the uptake of climate innovation is featured by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Washington will become second US state to adopt cap-and-trade Law. But what happens next really matters
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Washington will become second US state to adopt cap-and-trade law. But what happens next really matters
Regulatory decisions will have a large role determining the impact of Washington state's new cap-and-trade law, writes CSSN Scholar Joshua A. Basseches.
Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim
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Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim
CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle comments on the dated conservative talking points used against climate action in The Guardian.
Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
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Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
Latin America’s governments need to align their rebuilding strategies with their commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, writes CSSN Scholar Guy Edwards with Benjamin N. Gedan.
What obstruction to Biden's climate initiative will look like
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What obstruction to Biden’s climate initiative will look like
In an opinion piece in The Hill, CSSN Executive Director Timmons Roberts and CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle write on the tactics climate action opponents will use to obstruct Biden's climate plan.
So what has the rest of the world promised to do about climate change?
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So what has the rest of the world promised to do about climate change?
CSSN Scholar Jessica F. Green quoted in The Guardian on the limitations of carbon pricing, and what measures are needed to address climate change.