What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

June 06, 2019

Accusations of irrationalism, leveled against those in favor of climate change policies, make up the single most prominent argument. Research on climate change communication by radical-right actors, be they party or non-party, anti-liberal or anti-democratic, is still in its infancy. Indeed, so...

There’s a Rock Heading for Earth

January 14, 2019

Now that we’ve got your attention, Arek Sinanian examines the global stalemate over climate change with this analogy about a meteor heading for Earth. There is so much in the world to be optimistic about. But when it comes to the current global position on climate change, I often vacillate...

What Are Our Contingencies for Catastrophic Climate Change?

October 10, 2018

The longer we delay the actions we must take, the more difficult it becomes to avoid the doom and the human and economic costs of adapting to climate change. On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented to the world its special report on the “impacts of global...

Is Climate Change Causing America’s Catastrophic Landslides?

March 14, 2018

You can now add landslides to the list of America's climate change concerns. This last year California had two of the most devastating fires in its history, with a firestorm that burned 245,000 acres and killed 44 people. The cost to the economy was over $85 million. Just seven weeks later, the...

Donald Trump and the Paris Climate Agreement

November 23, 2016

What could the rest of the world do if Donald Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change? Climate change negotiators from around the world—who recently met at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco—are tasked with putting...

Climate Change and the Distrust of Authority

February 22, 2016

The more inundated people are with misleading “facts,” the more questioning and distrustful they become. The effect this has on climate change leads to denial. In my previous articles—Why Do Some People Reject Climate Change? and The Rejection of Climate Change—I explored a few reasons...