Written March 24, 2020
Petersen, Brian, et al. “Reconceptualizing Climate Change Denial: Ideological Denialism Misdiagnoses Climate Change and Limits Effective Action.” Human Ecology Review, vol. 25, no. 2, 1 July 2019, pp. 117–141., doi:10.22459/her.25.02.2019.08.
Defines what climate change denial actually is using the Marx theory of ideology and argues how this denial is due to “a failure to recognize a growth-dependent economic system as a root driver of climate change” (117). It seeks understanding to this denialism and teach others on the opposite side of the spectrum about how they’ve misdiagnosed the realities of our environmental need for change.
Nelson, Joshua. “Petro‐Masculinity and Climate Change Denial among White, Politically Conservative American Males.” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2020, doi:10.1002/aps.1638.
This journal discussing why white, conservative men in the United States make up most of the climate change deniers and how their beliefs have led them to this denial. It also discusses the affects it has on a wider scale and how to potentially open doors to alternative, sustainable routes.
Rubin, Edward L. “Rejecting Climate Change: Not Science Denial, but Regulation Phobia.” Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, vol. 31, 2016, pp. 103–150. EBSCOhost.
Discusses how the United States is counterproductive in terms of moving towards a more sustainable way of living mostly due to greedy corporations and how the collective American mindset of climate change denial impacts the world. It dives into how these views can potentially have a “catastrophic threat to the welfare of future generations” (105) and what motivates this denial.
Lewandowsky, Stephan, et al. “Science by Social Media: Attitudes towards Climate Change Are Mediated by Perceived Social Consensus.” Memory & Cognition, vol. 47, no. 8, 2019, pp. 1445–1456. EBSCOhost
This journal looks at the role that the internet plays in climate change, specifically internet blogs, through a consensus of blog comments. It discusses the impacts the internet has had as our “primary source of science information” (1445) and how debates relating to science are more likely to occur now more than ever.
Reeves, Andrew. “Confronting Climate Change Denial in America.” Alternatives Journal (AJ) – Canada’s Environmental Voice, vol. 44, no. 1, 2019, pp. 74–75. EBSCOhost.
This short journal discusses how America avoids discussing climate change and the different vernacular that is used that actually ends up being detrimental to the collective listeners of American news. This journal also shows how America “is a veritable laboratory of cautionary climate tales” (74).
Finke, Christopher Zumski, and Christopher Zumski Finke. “Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope.” Yes! Magazine, 3 July 2015.
This journal interviewed M Jackson about her book and how climate change relates to the death of her parents. I thought it would be interesting to include a direct quote from the author when discussing my research question.
Richardson, John H. “When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job.” Esquire, 20 July 2018.
Similar to Jackson, Jason Box is a climatologist that focused on the Arctic and discovered the looping impact global warming has on the Arctic and what could happen if it gets worse. It also discusses what climate scientists have had to endure throughout the years and their breakthroughs.
2017, Ben Orlove. “Glacier Researcher Receives Major National Geographic Award.” GlacierHub, 25 July 2017.
This is another interview with M Jackson but more in depth. It’s less about While Glaciers Slept and focuses more about her time with NatGeo.
Weber, Elke U., and Paul C. Stern. “Public Understanding of Climate Change in the United States.” American Psychologist, vol. 66, May 2011, pp. 315–328. EBSCOhost.
This journal seeks to gain the understanding of why the United States public opinion has become even more polarized despite scientific evidence about global climate change stating otherwise.