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Climate Social Science Network Announces Reporting Fellows
The Climate Social Science Network announces its inaugural journalism fellows, Kate Aronoff and Taylor Kate Brown
Climate Change: The New Normal Is Not Yet Here
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Climate Change: The New Normal Is Not Yet Here
What used to be predictions of ‘what could happen in a warmer world’ are now our lived reality. Now the question is: how much worse will the extremes get? Article by CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan with coauthors Anji Seth and Mark Urban.
People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk
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People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk
In an article in Fast Company, CSSN Scholar Jesse Keenan argues that domestic climate migration could exacerbate poverty in concentrated areas if the federal government does not play a greater role.
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The era of loss and damage from climate change is upon us
CSSN Scholar Saleemul Huq calls for action on loss and damage—from improving disaster response to increasing funding for developing countries—in the lead up to COP26.
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Economic Reality Is Dragging Russia Toward Climate Acceptance
Could Russia be changing course on climate change? CSSN scholar Indra Overland offers insights on initial steps the country might take on climate.
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A Climate Emergency: What the IPCC Report Means for Africa
CSSN scholar Oluwaseun Oguntuase writes about the implications of the new IPCC report for the African continent, and how anticipated climate impacts relate to global inequality.
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Fossil fuel misinformation may sideline one of the most important climate change reports ever released
CSSN scholar Christian Downie warns about the power of climate misinformation campaigns to undermine the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings and governments that continue to ignore the science.
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.