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The Origins of Denial

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter traces the origins of climate change denial. In the 1990s, as the scientific evidence for human-caused climate change grew stronger and calls for action to curtail greenhouse gas ... More


The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the scientific ... More


Fighting Back

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author focuses on the scientific community's fightback against the assaults of the climate change denial movement. Each of the investigations launched in response to the ... More


Obstacles to Action

Dale Jamieson

in Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337668
eISBN:
9780199357468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337668.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter identifies some obstacles to taking action. Failures of understanding among scientists, policy-makers, and the general public can lead to excessive respect for science that can turn ... More


Green Capital Denial: Insulating the Green Spirit from Capital

Jesse Goldstein

in Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037822
eISBN:
9780262346139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037822.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Planetary improvement is less about improving the planet in some objective, ‘natural’ sense as it is about improving and sustaining a very distinct mode of inhabiting this planet, of making natures ... More


Construing Climate Change

John Frow

in On Interpretive Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226613956
eISBN:
9780226614144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four discusses the roles played in undermining the science of climate change by the denialist counter-institutions of knowledge funded by the fossil-fuel industries, and particularly the way ... More


Heads of the Hydra

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter considers how climate change deniers would raise two more talking points against human-caused climate change when one was refuted, reminiscent of the heads of the Hydra, and how they ... More


Epilogue

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this epilogue, the author reflects on the climate wars that erupted over his hockey stick. He argues that the recalcitrance of those who have funded or otherwise participated in climate change ... More


The Coming of the Penumbral Age

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

in The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the coming of the Penumbral Period, and the fall of Western civilization. Historians view 1988 as the start of the Penumbral Period, when world scientific and political leaders ... More


Contracting or Expanding Consciousness

Riane Eisler

in Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190935726
eISBN:
9780190935757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935726.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter looks at what gets in the way of our capacity for consciousness about ourselves, others, and nature—and the implications for our lives and the future of our planet. It draws from classic ... More


Reconstructing Sacred Geographies: Narrating Routes and Landscapes

Marion Grau

in Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity: Reconstucting Sacred Geographies in Norway

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197598634
eISBN:
9780197598665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197598634.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins with a reflection on historical notions of sacred place and how senses of sacred place are perceived and understood. Pilgrimage networks are constructed from memories of sacred ... More


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