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Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


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


Building a Pro-Worker, Pro-Union Climate Movement

Lara Skinner

in Labor in the Time of Trump

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746598
eISBN:
9781501746611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746598.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter outlines tensions among unions in the energy sector and debates about a pro-climate, pro-worker agenda. Proposals for “green jobs” that protect the environment do not ensure good, union ... More


Organizations and Markets

Charles Perrow and Simone Pulver

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Market organizations are responsible for most carbon pollution, through direct emission of greenhouse gases or indirect encouragement of behaviors resulting in these emissions. Though organizational ... 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


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