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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.
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History’s Greatest Obstacle to Climate Progress Has Finally Fallen
CSSN Scholars Leah Stokes and Matto Mildenberger were featured in an article published by The Atlantic on their expertise in environmental politics. The article focuses on highlighting Congress' previous climate action efforts and the recent success Democrats in the Senate had in passing the first comprehensive climate law in American history.
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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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Climate action and populism of the left in Ecuador
CSSN Scholar Teresa Kramarz co-examines climate change in Ecuador, proposing an analytical framework that explains how moments of institutional rupture make way for climate action interests to develop.
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How can the USA and China cooperate and learn from each other to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
With China and the United States being the two greatest producers of greenhouse gases, CSSN Scholar Thomas Daniels explores how the two nations can cooperate and learn from each other in two key areas: transportation and renewable energy sources for electricity.
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The climate advocacy gap
Given the importance of advocacy for climate policy development, CSSN Scholars Samuel Trachtman and Jonas Meckling examine whether pro-climate groups are concentrated in US states where the politics are most opportune or emissions are greatest.
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How inequality fuels climate change: The climate case for a Green New Deal
A study conducted by CSSN Scholars Fergus Green & Noel Healy observes how socioeconomic inequalities fuel climate change, supporting the argument that a Green New Deal (GND) would be more effective at achieving deep and rapid decarbonization than carbon-centric policies alone.
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Videos: Global Climate Governance In The Face Of Obstruction Conference
Recordings from the Global Climate Governance In The Face Of Obstruction conference held on June 8-10, 2022
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From Big Oil to Big Green: Holding the Oil Industry to Account for the Climate Crisis
In his recent book published by the MIT Press, CSSN Scholar Marco Grasso develops a moral framework for holding the fossil fuel industry accountable and lays out its transformation toward decarbonization.