The Paranoid Style of Climate Change Denial

Through its actions and appointments, the Trump administration has elevated climate change denial to official government policy. The administration’s position represents a fundamental shift away from science toward the embrace of what Richard Hofstadter termed the “Paranoid Style in American Politics.” The paranoid style breeds a form of post-truth cynicism that destroys confidence in science as a tool for guiding thoughtful responses to issues like climate change.

Marching for Science in London

An anthropologist joins demonstrators and asks, “What happens next?” I am currently in London, beginning a year of fieldwork in climate finance, and on Saturday I joined the city’s March for Science. Straight from the field, I present my experience in the form of two fieldnotes, one for the day before and the day of […]

Storying Climate Change

Local testimonies build understandings of global climate change and galvanize meaningful action. There is a lot of talk about how we can bring the climate change message to individuals, communities, and even policymakers in the United States in this era of climate change denial and even denial of the foundation of our knowledge base—science. I […]