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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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Event: Climate Obstruction at the State Level as the Inflation Reduction Act Moves to Implementation
CSSN scholars will share opportunities and challenges for states, and how will climate obstructionists may try to derail action
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Fall 2022 Postdoctoral Fellow Jared Heern
Dr. Heern will lead a research project about partisanship, public utility commissions, and net-metering efforts. 
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Coal, solar and EVs: A pitfall for electric utilities?
A recent article published by Environment & Energy Publishing featured CSSN Scholar Joshua Basseches for his expertise on energy and climate politics in the U.S. states. The article investigates whether utilities will work toward achieving decarbonization given the financial gap they potentially face supporting this transition.
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Tiwi Islands offshore gas fight shows public banks are under real pressure over fossil fuel funding
Through an article published in The Conversation, CSSN Scholar Christian Downie addresses the change in attitudes toward leveraging support for public banks and export credit agencies, which have historically funded highly polluting sectors.
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Climate Obstruction Research Grant Recipients
The Climate Social Science Network announces its second series of grants for social science research into the structural, political, and institutional dynamics of climate change politics.
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Accusations of ‘greenwashing’ by big oil companies are well-founded, a new study finds
In a recent news article, NPR presents research findings from a study conducted by CSSN Scholars Gregory Trencher and Jusen Asuka. The study focuses on observing four major oil companies and their lack of direction toward cleaner energy production, despite claims made to decarbonize their strategies.
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Analysis: PR Firms a Dominant Force in Obstructing Climate Action
New research from CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle and Cartie Werthman finds public relations firms are a major force in U.S. climate change obstruction
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CSSN Scholars in the News at COP 26
CSSN scholars were widely cited in news stories about COP 26 in Glasgow and its implications
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The far Right has moved from climate denial to obstructing climate action
CSSN scholar Bernhard Forchtner writes for Open Democracy about how far-Right parties have changed their approach to climate obstruction.
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CSSN experts at COP 26
Scholars from the Climate Social Science Network are attending COP 26 in Glasgow and are available for media interviews.
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This is how climate skeptics spread false information online
CSSN scholar Martin Hultman is interviewed on SVT about how climate skeptics spread false information online
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Climate Social Science Network Announces Climate Obstruction Research Grant Recipients
CSSN announces its first series of grants for social science research into the structural, political, and institutional dynamics of climate change politics