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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorNerlich, Brigitteen
dc.contributor.authorvan Vuuren, Kittyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-05T14:16:42Z
dc.date.available2016-10-05T14:16:42Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-08
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R., Nerlich, B. and van Vuuren, K. (2016) Embracing and resisting climate identities in the Australian press: Sceptics, scientists and politics. Public Understanding of Science, 25 (7), pp. 807-824en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12675
dc.descriptionOpen Access article follow DOI for full texten
dc.description.abstractThis article charts the development of a label that appeared early on in Australian debates on climate change, namely ‘greenhouse sceptics’. We explore who uses the label, for what purposes and with which effects, and how this label may contribute to the development of social representations in the climate debate. Our findings show that over the last 25 years, ‘greenhouse sceptic’ has been used by journalists and climate scientists to negativize those criticizing mainstream climate science, but that it has also been used, even embraced, by Australian climate sceptics to label themselves in order to construct a positive identity modelled on celebrity sceptics in the United States. We found that the label was grounded in religious metaphors that frame mainstream science as a catastrophist and alarmist religious cult. Overall, this article provides detailed insights into the genealogy of climate scepticism in a particular cultural and historical context.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.titleEmbracing and resisting climate identities in the Australian press: Sceptics, scientists and politicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0963662515584287
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.projectidn/aen
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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