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Joseph Webster

In Gamrie, an Aberdeenshire fishing village home to 700 people and six millennialist Protestant churches, global warming is more than just a 'hoax': it is a demonic conspiracy that threatens to bring about the ruin of the entire human race. Such a certainty was rendered intelligible to local Christians by viewing it through the lens of dispensationalist theology brought to the village by the Plymouth Brethren. In a play on Weberian notions of disenchantment, I argue that whereas Gamrie's Christians rejected global warming as a false eschatology, and environmentalism as a false salvationist religion, supporters of the climate change agenda viewed global warming as an apocalyptic reality and environmentalism as providing salvific redemption. Both rhetorics - each engaged in a search for 'signs of the end times' - are thus millenarian.

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Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction

Paying Attention to Social Media

Conor Heaney

other potential allies and affines at the same moment? In this case, it is quite deliberate that while one person is fuming about economic injustice or climate change denial, another is giggling at a cute cat video. And – two hours later – vice versa

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Overconsumption as Ideology

Implications for Addressing Global Climate Change

Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen

transition away from growth is inevitable. However, as demonstrated through decades of climate change denial campaigns and opposition to environmental regulations, there exists a powerful ruling class resisting anything that might reduce increasing levels of

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Symbolizing Destruction

Environmental Activism, Moral Shocks, and the Coal Industry

Alison E. Adams, Thomas E. Shriver, and Landen Longest

, it becomes clear that understanding the social interplay between environmental problems and their emotional responses is critical. Numerous scholars have examined this relationship in the context of climate change denialism ( Norgaard and Reed 2017

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Ryan Gunderson

fossil fuel industries, conservative think tanks and politicians, contrarian scientists, and other actors that has developed a systematic climate change denial campaign (i.e., to deny the reality and/or severity of anthropogenic climate change) (for