CSSN is an international network of social science scholars focused on understanding the cultural and institutional dynamics of the political conflict over climate change.

About Us
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CSSN Request for Proposals: Climate Change Politics Outside the United States and Canada
The Climate Social Science Network announces its interest in fostering research and other activities to enhance our understanding of the cultural, institutional, and political dimensions of climate change politics in nations outside the United States and Canada, especially in the Global South and non-Western countries. 
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CSSN Request for Proposals: Essays on Climate Obstruction in Europe
The Climate Social Science Network announces its interest in commissioning essays summarizing climate obstruction efforts in Europe. 
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Bridge fuel feuds: The competing interpretive politics of natural gas in Canada
A research article co-authored by CSSN Scholar Amy Janzwood explores the interpretive politics of natural gas in Canada by analyzing government climate plans and press releases produced in the post-Paris era.
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Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats
An AP News article that focuses on climate disinformation led by fossil fuel companies features CSSN Scholar Ben Franta for his expertise on the history of climate science and denial.
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Busting the myths around public investment in clean energy
In a recent journal article published in Nature, CSSN Scholar Jonas Meckling co-challenges myths around the public investment in clean energy debate, highlighting ways to effectively implement these policies to advance decarbonization.
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The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change
CSSN Scholar Melissa Aronczyk was featured in a BBC article for her knowledge and expertise on E. Bruce Harrison, "the father of environmental PR," having interviewed him before his death in 2021.

Thomas L Daniels

CSSN in Action

The Latest Research
The latest releases of research from CSSN Scholars around the world, advancing knowledge about climate conflicts and organizations obstructing action on climate change.
Our Working Groups
CSSN working groups bring together scholars with shared interests, for discussion and collaborative research. The working groups will provide input into the CSSN Research Agenda. The groups are self-organizing and directing, and we hope to provide seed funding.
Our Projects
CSSN scholars have several projects underway that evaluate the institutional and cultural dynamics of climate-related political conflicts.

Welcome to CSSN

CSSN Seeks to:

  • Coordinate, conduct, and support peer-reviewed research into the institutional and cultural dynamics of political conflicts around climate change,
  • Assist scholars to communicate the results of this research to policymakers, the public, and the wider climate change community, and
  • Conduct educational activities regarding the results of the research to inform the political, legal, and media communities.

Featured Scholar: Thomas L. Daniels

Tom Daniels is a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Planning for Climate Change, Land Use Planning, Land Preservation, and Environmental Planning. His research focuses on carbon offset credits, nature based solutions in agriculture, renewable energy, and growth management to mitigate climate change.

Learn more about Thomas L. Daniels.