This book provides a historical account of the emergence and spread of the climate change counter-movement across the globe. Drawing on an extensive database developed by the author, the book recounts the development of an international network, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the movement before looking closely at a series of comparative case studies examining movement organisations in different countries.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Foundations of the Climate Change Counter Movement: United States of America
Chapter 3. Disseminating Ideas: European Counter Movement Activity
Chapter 4. Australia and New Zealand: Fossil Fuels and Climate Mitigation Failings
Chapter 5. Canada: A Petro-state and Obstruction
Chapter 6. Manifestations of the Climate Change Counter Movement in the Global South
Chapter 7. Conclusion
Ruth E. McKie is a sociologist and received her PhD in January 2018. The dissertation titled Rebranding the Climate Change Counter Movement through a Criminological and Political Economy Lens, is the basis for this book along with subsequent work in the field. Ruth's other research interests include animal, feminist animal studies, natural disasters and community resilience.