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New polling shows support for Biden clean energy goals
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New polling shows support for Biden clean energy goals
Axios covers a new poll conducted by CSSN Scholar Matto Mildenberger and coauthors showing widespread support for federal action to reach a 100% clean energy grid.
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Some inconvenient truths in the race to a renewable energy transition
Canada must act to ensure the renewable energy transition does not displace communities, exacerbate colonial dynamics, and destroy ecosystems, writes CSSN Scholar Teresa Kramarz and coauthors in The Hill Times.
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MSNBC segment on the intersection of climate & infrastructure: ‘Climate change is here’
CSSN Scholar Lisa Benjamin is featured in two MSNBC panel interviews on climate and infrastructure.
A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action
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A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action
"Overestimating the risk of sea-level rise can be as much a problem as underestimating it, because it can lead to public anxiety and feelings of helplessness, rather than motivation to take action to mitigate and adapt." - CSSN Scholar Taciano L. Milfont and coauthors in The Conversation.
A Sociological View of the Effort to Obstruct Action on Climate Change
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A Sociological View of the Effort to Obstruct Action on Climate Change
CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle and CSSN Scholar Riley E. Dunlap review climate obstruction actors and dynamics from a sociological perspective.
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.