Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Canadian Election Primer on the Climate Policy Expert Consensus on Policy Design

George Hoberg April 29, 2011 Our last post called for using the Canadian election campaign to begin a national conversation on climate policy. That may finally have begun on Thursday, but the early discussion has been very discouraging. As the … Continue reading

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The Missing Issue: Climate Policy Positions in the 2011 Canadian Federal Election

George Hoberg and Stephanie Taylor April 26, 2011 (updated from April 15 post) We are a now into the last week of the 2011 Canadian election campaign. Despite an escalating sense of urgency among climate scientists, climate policy has not … Continue reading

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Framing Strategies in Environmental Controversies: A Case Study of the Tar Sands vs. Ethical Oil

George Hoberg and Andrea Rivers April 9, 2011 Environmental controversies seem to follow regular and predictable patterns of rhetorical conflict, but we are not aware of any resources that characterize or conceptualize the nature of these argumentative strategies. Sociologists and … Continue reading

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