Stephen Jackson recently obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology at Lancaster University. His thesis, Climate Change, Rhetoric and Catastrophe, analyses the different ends to which activists and institutions use catastrophic forewarnings about climate change. Follow him on Twitter: @ssjackson77
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Catastrophism Is as Much an Obstacle to Addressing Climate Change as Denial
For a long while people have used the phrase ‘climate denier’ or ‘denialism’ as pejorative labels to admonish those who reject the reality of climate change. Whether it’s industry-funded disinformation spin doctors or members of the public who are perceived as dupes for believing that climate...