Aaron M. McCright

Aaron M. McCright
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Climate change and environment

Associate professor of sociology


An expert on the sociological and political ramifications of climate change. McCright is best known for his work analyzing the political dynamics and public understanding of climate science and policy in the United States—especially organized climate change denial and political polarization on climate change. Integrating insights from scholarship on power, social movements, and reflexive modernization, he has developed the Anti-Reflexivity Thesis to explain how and why certain industries, political organizations, and members of the general public deny the reality and seriousness of climate change.