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Ritið 1/11 - 2011

Guðni Elísson: The Doomsday Clock is ticking. Denial discourse in climate change debate

This paper focuses on the various tactics used by the denial industry in refuting evidence concerning global warming. The author, analyzing the debate as it appears in Icelandic media, discusses five counter tactics used by those who reject that any action should be taken against anthropogenic contribution to global warming; arguments based on affluence, responsibility, science, politics, and technological solutions or innovations.

Keywords: Global warming, climate change denial, environmental responsibility, discourse analysis, media.

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