Climate Change Denial


Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Kari Norgaard

Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time, yet public response in Western nations has been meager. Why have so few taken any action? In Living in Denial, sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this question.


Cool Dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States

Aaron M. McCright, Riley E. Dunlap

Utilizing public opinion data from ten Gallup surveys focusing specifically on five indicators of climate change denial, findings show that conservative white males are significantly more likely than are other Americans to endorse denialist views on all five items, and that these differences are even greater for those conservative white males who self-report understanding global warming very well.


Understanding Climate Change Skeptics

Jonathan Trinastic

This blog post written by doctoral student Jonathan Trinastic and published by Scitable explores how research characterizes climate change believers and skeptics. He then break down the results based each of the factors examined.


The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

James Inhofe

In The Greatest Hoax, U.S. Senator James Inhofe will reveal the reasons behind those perpetuating the Hoax of global warming, who is benefitting from the general acceptance of the Hoax and why the premise statements are blatantly and categorically false.


The Unbearable Lightless of Politics: Climate Change Denial and Political Polarization

Robert J. Antonio

This article published in the The Sociology Quarterly Journal discusses American political debates on climate change.


Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand

Haydn Washington

This book shows how we can break through denial, accept reality, and thus solve the climate crisis. It will engage scientists, university students, climate change activists as well as the general public seeking to roll back denial and act.


The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Riley E. Dunlap, Aaron M. McCright

Chapter 10: Organized Climate Change Denial


Climate Change Denial Books and Conservative Think Tanks

Riley E. Dunlap, Peter J. Jacques

This research article published in the Journal of American Behavioral Science examines how the conservative movement and its think tanks play a critical role in denying the reality and significance of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), especially by manufacturing uncertainty over climate science. Books denying AGW are a crucial means of attacking climate science and scientists, and we examine the links between conservative think tanks and 108 climate change denial books published through 2010.


Climate Denial Pervades the Trump White House, But It's Hitting Some Limits

Georgina Gustin

Inside Climate News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment, discusses how the administration's culture of denialism and support for fossil fuels has pushed rollbacks of policies meant to protect public health, safety and the environment.


Tony Abbott tells climate sceptics forum global warming may be good and climate science is 'crap'

Claire Bickers

This Australian news article presents how, "Tony Abbott’s controversial comments savaging the global warming ‘thought police’ have found some traction within the Liberal Party."