Climate Change Denial addressed from a non-anthropocentric perspective

Climate Change Denial addressed from a non-anthropocentric perspective

Núria Almiron, Catia Faria, Eze Paez and Lisa Kemmerer contribute to this work as co-editor and authors



Almiron, Núria & Xifra, Jordi (eds) (2020).  Climate Change Denial and Public Relations. Strategic Communication and Interest Groups in Climate Inaction. London: Routledge

Climate Change Denial and Public Relations: Strategic Communication and Interest Groups in Climate Inaction is a critical approach to climate change denial from a strategic communication perspective. The book aims to provide an in-depth analysis of how strategic communication by interest groups is contributing to climate change inaction. It does this from a multidisciplinary perspective that expands the usual approach of climate change denialism and introduces a critical reflection on the roots of the problem, including the ethics of the denialist ideology and the rhetoric and role of climate change advocacy. Topics addressed include the power of persuasive narratives and discourses constructed to support climate inaction by lobbies and think tanks, the dominant human supremacist view and the patriarchal roots of denialists and advocates of climate change alike, the knowledge coalitions of the climate think tank networks, the denial strategies related to climate change of the nuclear, oil, and agrifood lobbies, the role of public relations firms, the anthropocentric roots of public relations, taboo topics such as human overpopulation and meat-eating, and the technological myth.

CAE members contribute to this book with the following chapters:

1. Rethinking the Ethical Challenge in Climate Change Lobbying: A Discussion of Ideological Denial. Núria Almiron

3. An Ecofeminist Analysis of Worldviews and Climate Change Denial. Lisa Kemmerer

4. Why Environmentalism Cannot Beat Denialism: An Antispeciesist Approach to the Ethics of Climate Change. Catia Faria and Eze Paez

11. "This Nagging Worry About the Carbon Dioxide Issue": Nuclear Denial and the Nuclear Renaissance Campaign. Núria Almiron, Natalia Khozyainova, and Lluís Freixes

A volume offering the research and reflection from THINKClima project.