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Why so little grassroots action against climate change?

Despite support for action on climate change, a grassroots push for policy solutions has yet to mobilize in the US. Sociologist Doug McAdam explains why.

While Americans support action on climate change, many don’t see the issue as an immediate threat and so the issue does not elicit the powerful responses necessary for Americans to mobilize, argues sociologist Doug McAdam.

Despite widespread belief that climate change is a problem, an effective, sustained grassroots movement to influence climate change policy has not developed in the United States. Why?

McAdam, a Stanford University sociology professor, tackles this question in a new article, which appears in the Annual Review of Political Science. He discussed the issue with Milenko Martinovich of Stanford:

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