Truth Wars pp 35-54 | Cite as

Politics and Climate Truth

  • Peter Lee

Abstract

The ferocity of the climate truth wars reached new levels when the ideological battles ventured beyond the scientific domain to the realm of political activism, with each side aiming to shape individual behaviour and gain support for its particular view of how the natural world should look both in the present and the future. A regime of climate truth has increasingly shaped local, national and international politics over the past three decades, with ideological assumptions and political goals all underpinned by post-normal scientific practices. In the process, climate change and its advocates have come to dominate the political landscape, marginalising — but not silencing — dissenting voices in the process.

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Notes

  1. 28.
    Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings by Michel Foucault, 1972–1977 (New Pork: Pantheon Books, 1980) p. 131 (my emphasis).Google Scholar
  2. 31.
    BBC Charter, 28 June 2006, ‘Regulatory Obligations on the UK Public Services’, Broadcasting: An Agreement Between Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation (London, The Stationery Office, 2006) p. 20ff.Google Scholar
  3. 37.
    Gill Ereaut and Nat Segnit, Warm Words: How Are We Telling the Climate Story and Can We Tell It Better? (London: Institute for Public Policy Research, 2006) p. 8.Google Scholar

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© Peter Lee 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

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