The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce scientific research and debate on the roots of climate change denial. The list is not intended to be exhaustive. For readers new to the field, we recommend reading the Abstract and Conclusion first, before deciding whether to invest further in a specific piece. All the pieces are free-online. However, some items have been republished in Academia Edu [AE] and Research Gate [RG]. These can be accessed simply by registering at each (once only).
ALLEA (2021) Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation. ALLEA Discussion Paper, 5
Allen, D.E. and McAleer, M. (2018) ‘Fake news and indifference to scientific fact: President Trump’s confused tweets on global warming, climate change and weather’, Scientometrics
AVAAZ (2020) Why is YouTube Broadcasting Climate Misinformation to Millions? AVAZZ Report
Berger, S. and Wyss, A.M. (2021) ‘Climate change denial is associated with diminished sensitivity in internalizing environmental externalities’, Environmental Research Letters, 16
Broeker, W. (2017) ‘When climate change predictions are right for the wrong reasons’, Climatic Change, 142, 1-6
Brüggemann, H. e.a. (2020) ‘Mutual Group Polarization in the Blogosphere: Tracking the Hoax Discourse on Climate Change’, International Journal of Communication 14, 1025–1048.
Busch, T. and Judick, L. (2021) ‘Climate change—that is not real! A comparative analysis of climate-sceptic think tanks in the USA and Germany’, Climatic Change, 164.
Climate Reality Project (2016) THE 12 QUESTIONS Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say
Collomb J-D. (2014) ‘The Ideology of Climate Change Denial in the United States’, European Journal of American Studies, 9, 1,
Cook, J, (2017) ‘Understanding and countering climate science denial’, Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 150, 2, 207-219.
Cook, J. (2020) ‘Deconstructing Climate Science Denial’ in D. Holmes and L.M. Richardson (eds.) Edward Elgar Research Handbook in Communicating Climate Change.
Cook, J. e.a. (2019) America Misled. How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change.
Drummond, C. e.a. (2020) ‘Limited effects of exposure to fake news about climate change’, Environmental Research Communications, 2
Dunlap, R.E. (2013) ‘Climate Change Skepticism and Denial: An Introduction’, American Behavioral Scientist, 57. [RG]
Dunlap, R.E. and Jacques, P.J. (2013) ‘Climate Change Denial Books and Conservative Think Tanks: Exploring the Connection’, American Behavioral Scientist, 57, 6, 699-713.
Harvey, J.A. e,a, ‘Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy’ Bioscience, 68, 4, 281-287.
Hong, S.C. (2020) ‘Presumed Effects of “Fake News” on the Global Warming Discussion in a Cross-Cultural Context’, Sustainability
Jylhä, K.M. (2016) ‘Ideological roots of climate change denial Resistance to change, acceptance of inequality, or both?’, Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences 128
Jylhä, K.M. (2016) ‘Denial Versus Reality of Climate Change’ in D.A. DellaSala and M.I. Goldstein (eds) Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene [RG]
Jylhä, K.M., Strimling, P. and Rydgren, J. (2020) ‘Climate Change Denial among Radical Right-Wing Supporters’, Sustainability, 12, 23
Jylhä, K.M. and Helmer, K. (2020) ‘Right-Wing Populism and Climate Change Denial: The Roles of Exclusionary and Anti-Egalitarian Preferences, Conservative Ideology, and Antiestablishment Attitudes’ ASAP, 20, 1, 315-335.
Lamb, W.F. e.a. (2020) ‘Discourses of climate delay’ Global Sustainability, 3, 1-5.
Lewandowsky, S. (2021) ‘Climate Change Disinformation and How to Combat It’ Annual Review of Public Health, 42, 1-21
Mickolas, D.A. (2017) ‘Dismantling the Climate Denial Machine: Theory and Methods‘, Student Thesis, Trinity College
Mulvey, K. and Shulman, S. (2015) ‘The Climate Deception Dossiers Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation‘
Oswald, L. and Bright, J. (2021) ‘How do climate change skeptics engage with opposing views? Understanding mechanisms of social identity and cognitive dissonance in an online forum’ Computer Science, Preprint
Lomborg, B. (2019) ‘False Alarm. How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet‘. Proofs
López, A. and Ángeles, P. (2021) ‘O câmbio climático: negacionismo, ceticismo e desinformação’ Tabula Rasa, 37.
Montford, A. (2014) ‘Fraud, Bias and Public Relations The 97% ‘consensus’ and its critics‘.
Norgaard, K.M. (2011) ‘Climate Denial : Emotion, Psychology, Culture , and Political Economy’ in The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
Pérez- Gonzáles, L. (2020) ‘Is climate science taking over the science?’: A corpus-based study of competing stances on bias, dogma and expertise in the blogosphere, Humanities and Social Science Communcations, 7.
Petersen, B., Stuart, D. and Gunderson, R. (2019) ‘Reconceptualizing Climate Change Denial: Ideological Denialism Misdiagnoses Climate Change and Limits Effective Action’, Human Ecology Review, 25. 2, 117-141.
Prasad, A. (2019) ‘Denying Anthropogenic Climate Change: Or, How Our Rejection of Objective Reality Gave Intellectual Legitimacy to Fake News’, Sociological Forum, 34, 1, 1217-1234. [RG]
Rensberg, W. van (2015) ‘Scepticism about Anthropogenic Climate Disruption: A Conceptual Exploration‘, MA Thesis University of Queensland
Rensberg, W, van and Head, B.W. (2017) ‘Climate Change Scepticism: Reconsidering How to Respond to Core Criticisms of Climate Science and Policy’, SAGE Open [RG]
Samantray, A. and Pin, P. (2019) ‘Credibility of climate change denial in social media’ Palgrave Communcations, 5
Shafer, D. (2018) ‘Climate Change and the Many Faces of Denial‘. MA Thesis Simon Fraser University
Sperl, A. (2013) ‘Climate Change Denial in Canada: An Evaluation of the Fraser Institute and Friends of Science Positions‘, MA thesis, Carleton University
Supran, G. (2019) Assessing ExxonMobil’s climate change communications
Treen, K.M.d’l, Williams, H.T.P. and O’Niell, S.J. (2020) ‘Online misinformation about climate change’ WIRES Climate Change, 11, 5
Uscinski, J.E, Douglas, K. and Lewandowsky, S. (2017) ‘Climate Change Conspiracy Theories’ in Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Climate Science