Nathan Young

University of Ottawa

Nathan Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His recent research includes studies of climate change policy and politics, the role of different types of knowledge in environmental management and decision-making, and community resilience in the face of environmental changes.


Nathan Young. 2015. “Environmental Sociology for the Twenty-First Century,”

Oxford University Press, (January 2015).

Nathan Young & Aline Coutinho. 2013. “Government, anti-reflexivity, and the construction of public ignorance about climate change: Australia and Canada compared,”

Global Environmental Politics 13(2): 89-108 (April 2013).

Darryn Anne DiFrancesco & Nathan Young. 2011. “Seeing climate change: The visual construction of global warming in Canadian national print media,”

Cultural Geographies 18(4): 517-536 (October 2011).

Nathan Young. 2011. “Working the fringes: The role of letters to the editor in advancing non-standard media narratives about climate change,”

Public Understanding of Science 22(4): 443-459 (July 2011).

Nathan Young & Eric Dugas. 2011. “Representations of climate change in Canadian national print media: The banalization of global warming,” Canadian Review of Sociology 48(1): 1-22 (February 2011).