By Jill Hopke and Thomas Bateman

This month marks duel milestones to again galvanize climate action around country. Climate activists have marched for jobs and justice. Now, the Global Climate Action Summit brings local and state leaders together with business and multinational representatives in San Francisco.

A goal of these…


A little more than a year ago President Trump announced he would pull the country out of the Paris climate accord on limiting global greenhouse gas emissions. It has been a challenging year to teach hope on climate change.

What I have learned is that we need to do better…


The Earth hit its highest recorded temperature in 2016, setting a record for the third straight year in a row. This news comes as Donald Trump takes office as the 45th president of the United States, calling for an “America first energy plan.” …


New climate activist strategy gains steam this election season

In Tuesday’s primaries in five northeastern states, Donald Trump — who has voiced support for fracking as far back as 2012, prior to his presidential bid — swept the Republican field. …


With public demonstrations banned at the COP21 conference on climate change in Paris, climate activists are taking to social media to get out their message on climate justice.

Before the official summit kicked off, activists held more than 2,300 events in over 175 countries in a Global Climate March, rallying…


Social platforms have enabled new modes of networked public participation in all avenues of public life, include contested technologies. In two recently published research studies, I find that distinct “hashtag publics” segmented in online discourse over the contested energy technology high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Jill Hopke

Assistant Professor @CMNDePaul @DePaulU. Interests/research: digital media, environmental communication, journalism, mobile media and emerging technologies.

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