Why is climate change denialism so successful in the American Bible Belt?

Scarano Vaga, Lucrezia (A.A. 2020/2021) Why is climate change denialism so successful in the American Bible Belt? Tesi di Laurea in Political sociology, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Michele Sorice, pp. 74. [Bachelor's Degree Thesis]

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The Bible Belt: the politicization of religion and the war against science. The Bible Belt and its demographics. “Infidel” and progressive Texas. The establishment of the Bible Belt and the moral crusades. Today’s Bible Belt and climate change as a culture war. The politicization of climate change. The politicization of climate change. Partisan divide has widened throughout the last decades. Conservative ideology–pro free-market and against regulatory science. The “machine of denial”: the fossil fuel industry, conservative think tanks and contrarian scientists. Fossil fuel industries and the Bible Belt. Conservative Think Tanks. Contrarian scientists. Media and social media. Polarization of the media. Conservative media and climate change denial. The visibility of contrarian scientists. False balance journalism. Denial blogosphere. Social networks.


Bibliografia: pp. 63-74.

Thesis Type: Bachelor's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree Programs > Bachelor's Degree Program in Political Science (L36)
Chair: Political sociology
Thesis Supervisor: Sorice, Michele
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 14:23
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 14:23
URI: https://tesi.luiss.it/id/eprint/31421


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