Culture, Politics and Climate Change
ENVS 4800

Week 12
(November 8 & 10)

COMPONENT IV: BUSINESSES, NGOs & CELEBRITIES – neo-millennial charismatic megafauna

Tuesday, November 8

Lahsen, M. (2008) Experiences of modernity in the greenhouse: A cultural analysis of a physicist ‘‘trio’’ supporting the backlash against global warming, Global Environmental Change, 18, 204-219.

McCright, A. M. and R. E. Dunlap (2011) Cool dudes: the denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States, Global Environmental Change in press doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.06.003.

Oreskes, N. and Conway, E. (2010) Chapter 6: The Denial of Global Warming, In Merchants of Doubt Bloomsbury Press, NY,, 169-215.

McCright, A.M. (2007) Dealing with climate change contrarians, in Creating a Climate for Change (Moser, S. and L. Dilling eds), pp. 200-212.


Thursday, November 10

  • co-facilitation #8

Cox, R. (2010) Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, Chapter 9 ‘Science communication and environmental controversies’, 299-330.

Washington, H. and Cook, J. (2011) Climate Change Denial Earthscan, Chapters 3: The Five Types of Climate Change Denial Argument & Chapter 5: Do We Let Denial Prosper?, 43-70 & 89-105.

McCright, A. and Dunlap, R. (2011) The politicization of climate change and polarization in the American public’s views of global warming, 2001-2010, The Sociological Quarterly, 52, 155-194.

Antonio, R. and Brulle, R. (2011) The unbearable lightness of politics: climate change denial and political polarization, The Sociological Quarterly, 52, 195-202.