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Tiwi Islands offshore gas fight shows public banks are under real pressure over fossil fuel funding
Through an article published in The Conversation, CSSN Scholar Christian Downie addresses the change in attitudes toward leveraging support for public banks and export credit agencies, which have historically funded highly polluting sectors.
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Climate Obstruction Research Grant Recipients
The Climate Social Science Network announces its second series of grants for social science research into the structural, political, and institutional dynamics of climate change politics.
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Accusations of ‘greenwashing’ by big oil companies are well-founded, a new study finds
In a recent news article, NPR presents research findings from a study conducted by CSSN Scholars Gregory Trencher and Jusen Asuka. The study focuses on observing four major oil companies and their lack of direction toward cleaner energy production, despite claims made to decarbonize their strategies.
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Analysis: PR Firms a Dominant Force in Obstructing Climate Action
New research from CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle and Cartie Werthman finds public relations firms are a major force in U.S. climate change obstruction
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CSSN Scholars in the News at COP 26
CSSN scholars were widely cited in news stories about COP 26 in Glasgow and its implications
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The far Right has moved from climate denial to obstructing climate action
CSSN scholar Bernhard Forchtner writes for Open Democracy about how far-Right parties have changed their approach to climate obstruction.
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CSSN experts at COP 26
Scholars from the Climate Social Science Network are attending COP 26 in Glasgow and are available for media interviews.
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This is how climate skeptics spread false information online
CSSN scholar Martin Hultman is interviewed on SVT about how climate skeptics spread false information online
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Climate Obstruction Research Grant Recipients
CSSN announces its first series of grants for social science research into the structural, political, and institutional dynamics of climate change politics
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Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ is the New Climate Science Denialism
CSSN scholars Robert Brulle, William Lamb, and Timmons Roberts are featured in the Guardian on Big Oil's new obstruction tactics.
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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.