The organisation of denial: Conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism

  title={The organisation of denial: Conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism},
  author={Peter J. Jacques and Riley E. Dunlap and Mark A Freeman},
  journal={Environmental Politics},
  pages={349 - 385}
Environmental scepticism denies the seriousness of environmental problems, and self-professed ‘sceptics’ claim to be unbiased analysts combating ‘junk science’. This study quantitatively analyses 141 English-language environmentally sceptical books published between 1972 and 2005. We find that over 92 per cent of these books, most published in the US since 1992, are linked to conservative think tanks (CTTs). Further, we analyse CTTs involved with environmental issues and find that 90 per cent… Expand
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