Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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Posts tagged "cap and trade"

Barriers to Climate Legislation Following the 2016 Election: Political Dysfunction Requires a New Paradigm for Climate Advocacy

Even if an experienced leader like Hillary Clinton is elected president in 2016, a number of factors suggest that passing major climate legislation may not be achievable. Instead, political success may ultimately depend on advocates joining with experts in pushing for a range of smaller scale policy actions across levels of government. But in the...

Response to Joe Romm’s Statements on Climate Shift Report Analysis of Spending

Based on the analysis in Chapter 1 of the Climate Shift report, it is no longer tenable to assert a David vs. Goliath narrative when it comes to comparing the financial resources of the major national environmental groups and their opponents among conservative groups and industry associations.  Greens bring in vastly more in revenue, spend...