Resisting Meaningful Action on Climate Change

Think tanks, ‘merchants of doubt’ and the ‘corporate capture’ of sustainable development

Authored by: David Miller , William Dinan

The Routledge Handbook Of Environment And Communication

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415704359
eBook ISBN: 9781315887586
Adobe ISBN: 9781134521319

10.4324/9781315887586.ch7

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Abstract

The chapter examines various corporate and elite responses to climate change. In particular it notes the tensions within global elite networks between those who take a proactive response to climate issues and have aimed to provide leadership on climate by shaping (arguably dominating) the political and public discourse on this issue, and the defensive movement of climate change contrarianism and denial. These two tendencies have resulted in differing sorts of lobbying, public relations and corporate responses to climate issues.

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