Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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Posts tagged "Political Mobilization"
Climate of Extremes, Part Two: Dialogue -- Not Diatribes -- Needed for Bi-Partisan Action

Climate of Extremes, Part Two: Dialogue — Not Diatribes — Needed for Bi-Partisan Action

Reposted from the Breakthrough.org. This is the second of two articles on climate activism and political polarization. The first can be viewed here. 1. As Bill McKibben has focused on building a new progressive grassroots movement, Tom Steyer and his political advisors have sought to spend his vast wealth to influence key U.S. Senate and Governoratorial races....
Climate of Extremes, Part One: How Polarizing Global Warming Strategies Backfire

Climate of Extremes, Part One: How Polarizing Global Warming Strategies Backfire

Reposted from the Breakthrough.org. This is first of two articles on climate activism and political polarization, the second of which can be foundhere. In August 2011, writer-turned-activist Bill McKibben along with a few dozen other environmentalists spent several nights in a Washington, DC jail. They were the first among thousands who would be arrested in...

Public Opinion and Participation in the Climate Change Debate

Public opinion about climate change, observes the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, can be compared to “waves in a shallow pan,” easily tipped with “a lot of sloshing but not a lot of depth.” In a recently published chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, I review research that provides several explanations...