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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


Science Denial

Adrian Bardon

in The Truth About Denial: Bias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190062262
eISBN:
9780190062309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062262.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses different interpretations of the denial of science consensus, with a focus on climate science denialism. It investigates whether, in addition to elite manipulation of public ... More


Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Climate change is one of today’s most important issues, presenting an intellectual challenge to the natural and social sciences. While there has been progress in natural science understanding of ... 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


In Whose Hands the Future?

Stephan Lewandowsky

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Some issues that are uncontroversial within the relevant scientific community, such as the facts that HIV causes AIDS, that childhood vaccinations save countless lives, and that the globe is warming ... More


The Inquisition of Climate Science

James Powell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Modern science is under the greatest and most successful attack in recent history. An industry of denial, abetted by news media and “info-tainment” broadcasters more interested in selling controversy ... 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


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


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


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


An Institutional History of Electricity Politics and Climate Inaction

Leah Cardamore Stokes

in Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190074258
eISBN:
9780190074296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074258.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3, examines the historical roots of the current conflict over the electricity system. Electric utilities have long held a privileged position in energy policy, controlling state regulatory ... More


The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science

Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197542101
eISBN:
9780197542132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542101.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Narrative is the stuff of community. The Power of Narrative embarks on a quest to understand how narrative works in taking an inchoate group of individuals and turning it into a powerful social ... More


Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States

Leah Cardamore Stokes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190074258
eISBN:
9780190074296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074258.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Short Circuiting Policy examines clean energy policies to understand why US states are not on track to meet the climate crisis. After two decades of leadership, American states are slipping in their ... More


Climate Disruption, Not Just Global Warming

Charles Weiss

in The Survival Nexus: Science, Technology, and World Affairs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190946265
eISBN:
9780197571941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946265.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter summarizes the science of climate disruption, its impacts, and the international efforts to mitigate it. It outlines the long-term environmental and social consequences of each ... More


In the Shadow of Sustainable Development

Christina Ergas

in Surviving Collapse: Building Community toward Radical Sustainability

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197544099
eISBN:
9780197544136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197544099.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The prevailing notion of sustainable development has remained ineffective at reducing environmental degradation and social inequalities. The chapter argues that sustainable development, as it has ... 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


Epilogue Looking Back, Looking Forward: Lessons from Studying Environmental Guilt and Shame

Sarah E. Fredericks

in Environmental Guilt and Shame: Signals of Individual and Collective Responsibility and the Need for Ritual Responses

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198842699
eISBN:
9780191878602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842699.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The epilogue summarizes the contributions of studying environmental guilt and shame to environmental ethics and sets agendas for future research. Even as approaching environmental ethics as a ... More


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