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Commentary 7.3: Reflections of a Journalist

Paul Brown

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points are exciting yet frustrating for journalists. They evoke progressive disaster and possible sudden catastrophe. But the scientific uncertainty over their onset and outcome makes it very ... More


Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to ... More


Behavioral Economics: Exceeding the Limits of  Traditional Neoclassical Models

Paul W. Glimcher

in Foundations of Neuroeconomic Analysis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744251
eISBN:
9780199863433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744251.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter highlights several of the important decision-related phenomena that are poorly described by the neoclassical approach, and reviews the existing responses of economists and psychologists ... More


THE GENOCIDE MYSTIQUE

William Schabas

in Unimaginable Atrocities: Justice, Politics, and Rights at the War Crimes Tribunals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199653072
eISBN:
9780191739361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653072.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The word ‘genocide’ itself has a strange, mysterious effect. For victims, it presents itself as a badge of honour, the only adequate way to describe their suffering or that of their ancestors. Those ... More


From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier and Back Again: Some Reflections

Lawrence Douglas

in Genocide Denials and the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738922
eISBN:
9780199895199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the methods of Holocaust deniers represent a furtherance and extension of the tactics of the perpetrators. It then turns to how the perpetrator trial can ... More


Introduction: The Nanjing Massacre in History

Joshua A. Fogel

in The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220065
eISBN:
9780520923515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220065.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

More than sixty years have passed since the series of historical events now called the Nanjing Massacre (also known as the Nanjing Atrocity and the Rape of Nanjing). The repudiation by certain ... More


Control + Alt + Retreat

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A summary of what's to come in the book.


When You Get Your Picture on the Cover of …

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/9780231152556.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author comments on the appearance of seventeen climate change deniers on the cover of Rolling Stone in January 2010—what the magazine calls its list of the planet's seventeen ... More


The Dismal Trade: Death, the Market, and Silver Age Superheroes

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter addresses the superheroes' experience of the “death”/resurrection cycle in serial narratives. This cycle shows that the Silver Age superhero is not only a disability disavower and ... More


The Denier Outremer

Alan M. Stahl

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The most common coin of the eastern realms was the silver denier. Whether on the eastern Mediterranean mainland, in Cyprus, or in Greece, the denier coin-type referred textually to the broader ... More


The Holocaust Denier's Playbook and the Tobacco Smokescreen: Common Threads in the Thinking and Tactics of Denialists and Pseudoscientists

Donald Prothero

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the different strategies used by climate change “skeptics” and other denialists, outlining the links between new and “traditional” pseudosciences. It first discusses groups ... More


Adventures in Denierland

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter offers insight into the organizations and tactics of global warming deniers through an in-depth look at a presentation during the 2009 Heartland Institute Conference by Terry Dunleavy ... More


Fear of State: The Nonscientists

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on some of the staunchest nonscientist-deniers of climate change. These include George Will, who holds a PhD from Princeton in philosophy and is a former college professor and ... More


Toxic Tanks

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on global warming denier organizations. One of the first organizations to deny global warming was the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). Created in 1989, the GCC operated from the ... More


An Industry to Trust

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses ExxonMobil Corporation's funding of the industry of denial. Between 1998 and 2005, the company gave $16 million to more than forty organizations that deny global warming. The ... More


Balance as Bias: How the Media Missed “The Story of the Century”

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that American media have been complicit in the two-decades-long success of the denial of global warming. That the media have failed is a fact established by scholarly research. In ... More


Science Under Attack

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines a number of several prominent denier claims. Among these is that global warming is natural, not man-made; that the amount of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is too small to ... More


Greatest Hoax in History?

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses how deniers, such as Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal editorial board member and Cato Institute senior fellow, believe that the threat of ... More


Climategate: Much Ado About Nothing

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on an episode in 2009 known as Climategate, resulting from the theft of over 1,000 e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA), along with ... More


Anatomy of Denial

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the tactics frequently used by global warming deniers. These tactics seem familiar not only because these were used by tobacco companies on consumers, but because many are ... More


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