Climate change as identity politics – Martin Hultman

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Dr. Martin Hultman asks the question of why we are not acting on climate change when it has been on the global agenda for 30 years. In this talk, he presents his research on masculinity and climate change, highlighting both the rise and spread of alternative climate research and how risk taking among privileged groups in society affects the climate. 'My interest in this issue started when me and a colleague looked into the climate change debate in Sweden 2006-2009. What we saw there was the embryo of counter science organising around climate change denial arguments in Sweden. We found that a certain group of men with influential positions within industry and academia was spreading ideas of climate change denial from the U.S. where they had been prominent for a couple of years back. We were puzzled about the fact that this group was so homogenous.'

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