DS 3: Climate of Doubt
Please use your notes on the PBS Frontline documentary Climate of Doubt to answer the following questions. Each response should be at least 1-2 paragraphs. 1. How do climate change skeptics engage in frame alignment? The way that climate change skeptics engage in frame alignment is to bring in experts to show the information of this situation. It makes more people to concern about this issue, and it becomes national security question as Obama said. Also, global warming is a result of human activities, and it has several effect that relate directly to people; first, no jobs, second tax increasing and lastly, less freedom. This is how climate change skeptics engage in frame alignment. 2. Describe at least two cultural opportunities that helped spur the climate change backlash? The first cultural opportunities in video is when it says “starring up Grassroots anger frustration”. It cultural opportunities because it has a meaning of bottom up social movement from grassroots. 3. What do you find when you search “tea party funding” in internet search engines? Who are the Koch brothers and what kind of business is Koch Industries involved in? How do you think this fits into the climate change backlash? Is the tea party and insider or outsider group? The billionaires’ brothers David and Charles Koch who owned the second largest privately company in the U.S.A. and also develops a new cracking method for the refinement of heavy oil into gasoline. I think these brothers has something in common about climate change because the business they do is what directly affects to the world temperature and environment. Also I think that Tea Party is an insider group. 4. Research the organization Americans for Prosperity. What do they stand for and who provides their funding? Would you define it as a “grassroots” activist movement? It is an organization who has a mission is to “educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing citizens as advocates...
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