Matto published a short commentary in the Conversation on recent electoral breakthroughs by the Green Party of Canada. You can read his essay here:
Matto recently published a piece in Scientific American on the legacy of Garrett Hardin for modern environmentalism. As he writes, Hardin’s work was animated by a difficult legacy of discrimination and racism. We need to find new metaphors if we want to build a just and vibrant climate future.
You can read his essay here:
Stokes co-authored an op-ed with David Pellow and Emily Williams in the Santa Barbara Independent on the proposed oil drilling in the north part of the county. We argued that new fossil fuel infrastructure in problematic for both climate change and environmental justice reasons.
You can read the article here.
Stokes & Mildenberger wrote an opinion article in the New York Times which summarized their article in American Political Science Review (APSR) on legislative staff in Congress. This article, published just before the fall 2019 election, aimed to raise awareness about the gap in representation in Congress.
You can read the full article here.
Leah Stokes co-authored an article with Nic Rivers in Maclean’s on Canada’s proposed carbon rebate program. She argues that policy implementation will be important to ensuring that rebates actually shore up support for the climate policy.
Updated maps that show the distribution of US climate and energy opinions at the local level have been released. These maps now include fourteen new variables, including perceived experiences related to global warming and support for a carbon tax. Mildenberger is one of the lead researchers preparing and developing these maps through the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
You can explore these maps for yourself here.
In response to the New York Times Magazine article on the US failure to address climate change during the 1980s, Matto Mildenberger and Leah Stokes wrote an article for the Mischiefs of Faction blog on Vox.
They argue that human nature is an insufficient explanation for delay on climate policy. Instead, interest groups and partisanship must be included in the discussion.
You can read the post here.
Leah Stokes recently published an op-ed in the Sunday print edition of the LA Times on how the absence of media reporting on climate change during extreme weather events and disasters. This is particularly the case for local news media.
She argues that journalists need to do a better job explaining the climate impacts that are already happening across the planet. The public can also reach out to news media to ask them to report on climate change.