16 Jul '17, 9pm

The 1st rule of fighting for climate change is DON’T talk about climate change, feat @leahstokes https://t.co/tzApcBuZCw…

The 1st rule of fighting for climate change is DON’T talk about climate change, feat @leahstokes https://t.co/tzApcBuZCw…

Context is everything when advocating for renewable energy policies, and echoing the rules of Fight Club , the first rule of advocating for climate change-related policies is not to talk about climate change. By Joshua S Hill For any of us who have made the issue of climate change a primary concern — writers, policy wonks, investors, or simply interested parties — we can all relate incidents where the sheer mention of the phrase “climate change” has been met with scoffing and mockery. The phrase has become so polarizing and laden with innuendo, fallacies, and strife. “In some ways, it functions as what we would call a ‘dog-whistle’,” said Leah Stokes, UC Santa Barbara political science professor , who is one of two authors of new research which investigated how people connect — or don’t — with hot-button issues related to climate change — such as renewable energy legislati...

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2017/07/06/first-rule-fighting...

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