Publications

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Forthcoming articles:

Lahsen, M.Evaluating the Computational (“Big Data”) Turn in Studies of Media Climate Coverage,” WIREs Climate Change. Pending approval of completed revisions.

Lahsen, M., Jesse Ribot. “Politics of Attributing Extreme Events and Disasters to Climate Change.” WIREs Climate Change. Pending approval of completed revisions.

Journal articles:

Lahsen, M., Esther Turnhout. 2021. “How Norms, Needs, and Power in Science Obstruct Transformations Towards Sustainability.” 16(2), Environmental Research Letters.

Tim O’Riordan, Alan H. McGowan, Susan Cutter, Ralph Hamann, M. Lahsen, 2020. Reframing Sustainability in the Emergent Age. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 62, pp.2-7. Editorial article.

Lahsen, M. 2020. “Should AI be Designed to Save Us from Ourselves? Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability.” IEEE Technology and Society, 39(2): 60-67 (issue edited by Future Earth).

Marques, A.R., Toniolo, M.A., Lahsen, M., Pulice, S., Branco, E.A., Alves, D.S. 2020. Water governance in Vale do Paraíba Paulista: Network of actors and socioecological systems. Ambiente & Sociedade, 23.

Lahsen, M., Azevedo, G.C. de, Lorenzoni, I. 2020. When Climate Change is not Blamed: The Politics of Disaster Attribution in International Perspective. Climatic Change. Online 27 Dec 2019.

Sikina Jinnah, Simon Nicholson, David Morrow, Zachary Dove, Paul Wapner, Walter Valdivia, Leslie Paul Thiele, Catriona McKinnon, Andrew Light, M. Lahsen, Prakash Kashwan, Aarti Gupta, Alexander Gillespie, Richard Falk, Ken Conca, Dan Chong, Netra Chhetri “Governing Climate Engineering: A Proposal for Immediate Governance of Solar Radiation Management.” 2019. Sustainability, 11(14), 3954.

Lahsen, M. 2018. “Google shows it all: Transformation towards sustainability requires rethinking science” / “Revelado pelo Google: transformação em direção à sustentabilidade requer repensar a ciência”. ClimaCom, Campinas, vol. 5, no. 12, August.

Kukkonen, A., T. Ylä-Anttila, P. Swarnakar, J. Broadbent, M. Lahsen, and MCJ Stoddart. 2018. “International organizations, advocacy coalitions, and domestication of global norms: Debates on climate change in Canada, the US, Brazil, and India.” Environmental Science & Policy 81: 54-62.

Lahsen, Myanna. 2017. “Buffers Against Inconvenient Knowledge: Brazilian Newspaper Representations of the Climate-Meat Link.” Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente, 40, April, pp. 17-35.

Benites-Lazaro, L., N.A. Mello-Théry, M. Lahsen. 2017. “Business storytelling about energy and climate change: The case of Brazil’s ethanol industry.” Energy Research & Social Science.

Nolasco, Camille L; Soler, Luciana S; Freitas, Marcos W D; Lahsen, Myanna; Jean P H B. 2017. “Scenarios of Vegetable Demand vs. Production in Brazil: The Links between Nutritional Security and Small Farming.” Land 6(3): 49.

Michelini, J.; Lahsen, M. 2016. “Implicações da pecuária brasileira para a segurança alimentar: a ciência e o discurso do setor produtivo” / “Food security and beef production in Brazil: The discourse of producers.” Sustentabilidade em Debatev. 7, n.3, p. 112-126, December. Doi:10.18472/SustDeb.v7n3.2016.18525.

Lahsen, Myanna, Mercedes Bustamante, and Eloi Dalla-Nora. 2016. “Undervaluing and Overexploiting the Brazilian Cerrado at Our Peril.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Nov.-Dec., 11 Oct 2016 (Online). Doi: 10.1080/00139157.2016.1229537. For article’s text in Portuguese, click here.

Sawyer, Donald; Myanna Lahsen. 2016. “Civil Society and Environmental Change in Brazil’s Cerrado.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Nov.-Dec., 11 Oct. Doi: 10.1080/00139157.2016.1229541.

Bennet, EM; M Solan, R Biggs, T McPhearson, AV Norstrom, P Olsson, L Pereira, GD. Peterson, C Raudsepp-Hearne, F Biermann, SR Carpenter, E Ellis, T Hichert, V Galaz, M Lahsen, M Milkoreit, B Martin-Lopez, KA Nicholas, R Preiser, G Vince, JM Vervoort, J Xu. “Bright Spots: Seeds of a good Anthropocene.” 2016. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, 14(8): 441-448. ***Winner of Ecological Society of America’s 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Science Award***

Jeffrey Broadbent, John Sonnett, Iosif Botetzagias, Heike Brugger, Sarah Burridge, Marcus Carson, Anabela Carvalho, Chris Edling, Dana Fisher, Georgios Giouzepas, Ralph Haluza-Delay, Koichi Hasegawa, Keiko Hirao, Christian Hirschi, Ana Horta, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Jun Jin, Dowan Ku, Myanna Lahsen, Ho-Ching Lee, Tze-Luen Lin, Jana K. Ollmann, Diane Payne, Sony Pellissery, Stephan Price, Simone Pulver, Jaime Sainz, Keiichi Satoh, Clare Saunders, Luisa Schmidt, Mark Stoddart, Pradip Swanakar, David Tindall, Philip Vaughter, Paul Wagner, Sun-Jin Yun. “Conflicting Climate Change Frames in a Global Field of Media Discourse.” 2016. Socius, 2, 2378023116670660.

Lahsen, M. 2016. “Towards a Sustainable Future Earth: Challenges for a Research Agenda.” Science, Technology and Human Values. 41(5): 876-898. DOI: 10.1177/0162243916639728

Nolasco, C, M Lahsen, JP Ometto. 2016. “Segurança Alimentar e Mudanças Ambientais Globais: uma análise no contexto da sociedade brasileira.” [“Food Security and Global Environmental Change: A Contextual Analysis of Brazilian Society”]. Sustentabilidade em Debate 7:1.

Lahsen, M. and JM Domingues. 2015. “Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical in Latin America: Mutual Influences.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, November/December. 57(6):20-23. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2015.1089142

O’Riordan, T., A McGowan, R Hamman, M Lahsen, and L Zhang. “The Legacy of the Papal Encyclical.” 2015. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development,November/December. 57(6):2-5. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2015.1089135

Lahsen, M., M.M.C. Bustamante, R.Swap, E.Mcnie, J.P.H.B. Ometto, T.Schor, H. Tiessen, S. Andelman, H. Annegarn. 2013. “The Contributions of Regional Knowledge Networks Researching Environmental Changes in Latin America and Africa: A Synthesis of What They Can Do and Why They Can Be Policy Relevant.” Ecology and Society 18(3):14. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss3/art14/

Jessica Barnes, Michael Dove, Myanna Lahsen, Andrew Mathews, Pamela McElwee, Rodrick McIntosh, Frances Moore, Jessica O’Reilly, Benjamin Orlove, Rajindra Puri, Harvey Weiss, and Karina Yager. 2013. “Anthropology’s Contribution to the Study of Climate Change.”  2013. Nature Climate Change. Vol. 3, June, pp. 541-544.

Lahsen, M. 2013. “Climategate: The Role of the Social Sciences.” Climatic Change, 119(3):547-58. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0711-x.

Lahsen, M. 2013.  “Anatomy of Dissent: A Cultural Analysis of Climate Skepticism,” American Behavioral Scientist, 57(6):732-53. Doi 10.1177/0002764212469799.

Lahsen, M, R Sanchez, P Romero Lankao, P Dube, R Leemans, M Mirza, P Pinho, B Elasha, M Stafford Smith. 2010. “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Challenges and Pathways for an Action-Oriented Research Agenda for Middle- and Low-Income Countries.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 364-374.

CA Nobre; GP. Brasseur; MA Shapiro; M Lahsen; G Brunet; AJ Busalacchi; K Hibbard, S Seitzinger; K Noone; JP Ometto. 2010. “Addressing the Complexity of the Earth System.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 91, Issue 10: 1389-1396.

Lahsen, M. 2010. “The Social Status of Climate Change Knowledge,” WIREs Climate Change, Volume 1, issue 2: 162 – 171. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.27.

Lahsen, M. 2009. “A Science-Policy Interface in the Global South: The Politics of Carbon Sinks and Science in Brazil,” Climatic Change, Vol. 97, Issue 3, 339-372.

Nobre, CA; M Lahsen; JP Ometto. 2008. “Global Environmental Change Research: Empowering Developing Countries.” Co-authors: Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 80:2, pp. 1-7.

Lahsen, M. 2008. “Experiences of Modernity in the Greenhouse: A Cultural Analysis of a Physicist ‘Trio’ Supporting the Conservative Backlash Against Global Warming.” Global Environmental Change18(1), pp. 205-219.

Lahsen, M. 2007. “The Challenge of Connecting International Science and Local Level Sustainability: The Case of the LBA.” First author (second author, Carlos A. Nobre). Environmental Science and Policy10 (1), pp. 62-74.

Lahsen, M. “Seductive Simulations: Uncertainty Distribution Around Climate Models.” Social Studies of Science 2005 35, 895-922.

Lahsen, M. 2005. “Technocracy, Democracy and U.S. Climate Science Politics: The Need for Demarcations.” Science, Technology, and Human Values, 30(1), 137-169.

Lahsen, M.; Dale Jamieson. 1996. “Impacto Socioeconomico del Cambio Climatico Inducido por el Hombre,” [“The Socioeconomic impact of human-induced climate change”], Revista Española de Fisica 10(1).

Book or report chapters

Bustamante, M. et al. 2018. IPBES Regional Assessment for the Americas. Contributing author of Chapter 4: Direct and indirect drivers of change in the context of different perspectives on quality of life.

Lahsen, M.; Marcovitch, Jacques; Haddad, Eduardo. 2017. “Dimensões Humanas e Econômicas das Mudanças Climáticas.” Book chapter 8 in Rede: Um Olhar Interdisciplinar. C. A. Nobre and J. A. Marengo. São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, INCT, pp. 247-306.

Beck, S, T Forsyth, PM Kohler, M Lahsen, E Lövbrand, M Mahony, “The Making of Global Environmental Science and Politics.” 2016. In Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, U. Felt et al. eds, MA, MIT Press, pp.1059-1086.

Lahsen, M. 2015. “Digging Deeper into the Why: Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Skepticism among Scientists.” Book chapter in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change, ed. M. Dove and J. Barnes. Yale University Press.

Lahsen, M. “Knowledge, Democracy and Uneven Playing Fields: Insights from Climate Politics in – and between – the U.S. and Brazil.” Book chapter in Knowledge and Democracy: A 21st-Century Perspective, ed. Nico Stehr. London: Transaction Publishers, 2008, pp. 163-181.

Lahsen, M. 2008. “Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia.” In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Wash. D.C.: Env. Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment).

Dilling, L, R Mitchell, D Fairman, M Lahsen, S Moser, A Patt, C Potter, C Rice, S VanDeveer. “How can we improve the usefulness of carbon science for decision-making?” Peer-reviewed Chapter 5 in: The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): the North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle, A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (King, A. et al., eds.) Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.2. 2007.

Lahsen, M. “Trust Through Participation? Problems of Knowledge in Climate Decision Making.” Chapter in The Social Construction of Climate Change: Power, Knowledge, Norms, Discourses, ed. Mary Pettinger. Ashgate Publishing, 2007, pp. 173-196.

Lahsen, M. “Transnational Locals: Brazilian Scientists in the Climate Regime.” Book chapter in Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Politics, edited by Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long-Martello (MIT Press, 2004).

Lahsen, M. “The Detection and Attribution of Conspiracies: The Controversy Over Chapter 8” in George E. Marcus (ed.), Paranoia Within Reason: A Casebook on Conspiracy as Explanation, U. of Chicago Press, 1999.

Dissertation/Book

Lahsen, M. Climate Rhetoric: Constructions of Climate Science in the Age of Environmentalism. PhD Thesis, Rice University, 1998. Published by UMI Dissertation Services, Bell & Howell Company.

Editorials and commentaries

Lahsen, M. 2021. “From global traumas towards a better phase of modernity?” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 63, 2-3.

Lahsen, M. 2020. “Ecological Civilization for All?” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 61(1), 1-2 DOI:10.1080/00139157.2020.1690379

Lahsen, M. 2018 Disasters, Intransigence and Transformation. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 60(6): 2-3. DOI:10.1080/00139157.2018.1521693.

Lahsen, M. 2017. “Precaution Needs to Abound, Not Wither.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 59(5):2-3.

Lahsen, M, A Mathews, M Dove, J Barnes, P McElwee, R McIntosh, F Moore, J O’Reilly, B Orlove, R Puri, H Weiss, and K Yager. 2015. “Strategies for a New Intellectual Climate,” Nature Climate Change, 5,391–392. doi:10.1038/nclimate2596. Published online 23 April.

Lahsen, M. 2012. “Climategate and the Virtue of the Scientific Community: A Commentary on Maibach et al. and Grundmann ,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 279–280, May/June 2012. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.170. wires.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WiresArticle/wisId-WCC170.html

Nobre, Carlos A.; Lahsen, Myanna. “Desenvolvimento Sustável na Amazônia: Disafios, Potencial e o Papel da Ciência e Tecnologia” [Sustainable Development in the Amazon: Challenges, Potential and the Role of Science and Technology]. Book chapter in Amazônia: Natureza e Sociedade em Transformação, ed. M Batistella, EF Moran e DS Alves. São Paulo: Edusp. 2008.

Lahsen, M. “Comment on Susan A. Crate’s ‘Gone the Bull of Winter? Grappling with the Cultural Implications of and Anthropology’s Role(s) in Global Climate Change,’” Current Anthropology 49, 4, August 2008, 587-588.

Lahsen, M. “Earth System Governance: Research in aid of global environmental sustainability,” International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Global Change Newsletter, 70, December 2007, p. 3. Accessible at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2585-2007.32.pdf

Lahsen, M. “Anthropology and the Trouble of Risk Society,” Anthropology News, Vol. 48, No. 9, December 2007, pp. 9-10. Accessible at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2584-2007.31.pdf

Peer reviewed reports:

Chetri, Netra, Dan Chong, Ken Conca, Alexander Gillespie, Richard Falk, Aarti Gupta, Sikina Jinnah, Prakash Kashwan, Myanna Lahsen, Andrew Light, Catriona McKinnon, Leslie Paul Thiele, Walter Valdivia, and Paul Wapner. 2018. Governing Solar Radiation Management. Washington, DC: Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University. Peer-reviewed.

Lahsen, M.; Öberg, Gunilla. The Role of Unstated Mistrust and Disparities in Scientific Capacity. Report published by The Swedish Institute for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköbing University, Sweden, 2006. Available online at: http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:241996/FULLTEXT01.pdf. Peer-reviewed.

Lahsen, M. “Brazilian Climate Epistemers’ Multiple Epistemes:  An Exploration of Shared Meaning, Diverse Identities and Geopolitics in Global Change Science.”  Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA). Peer-reviewed and published Discussion Paper 2002-01. Cambridge, MA:  Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002. This paper is available at: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/gea/pubs/2002-01.htm

Non-peer reviewed reports

Lahsen, M., Pulice, S.M.P., Branco, E.A., Gnaccarini, I.C.S. and Paulo, C.M., 2018. COMPON – Comparing climate change political networks: Social network analysis for Brazilian institutions. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE. São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Lahsen, M; M. Stafford-Smith; P. Pinho. 2010. Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change: Research needs and priorities in developing countries. Report on a workshop, 4-6th Nov 2009, São José dos Campos, Brazil. Available at: http://www.ccst.inpe.br/iavbr/reports.html

Reviews

Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Michelle Betsill, Mary Downton, John Firor, Dale Jamieson, Rick Katz, M. Lahsen, John Magistro, Linda Mearns and Kathy Miller. “Review of Human Choice and Climate Change, S. Rayner and E. Malone, eds.Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 80(7), 1441-1443, 1999.

Other publications:

Marques, A., M. Lahsen. 2019. A interface ciência-política no planejamento multi-escalar no Brasil: o caso do Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE. Diálogos Socioambientais na Macrometrópole Paulista. MacroAmb (FAPESP), December.

Lahsen, M. “Where are the Humans in Climate Change Solutions?Backchannels blog, Society for Social Studies of Science, 30 May 2016.

Lahsen, M. Lahsen, M.; Colleen Scanlan Lyons. 2012. Experiencing Rio+20 through the Lenses of Anthropology and Climate Change. Anthropology News 53 (6): http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2012/07/20/experiencing-rio20.

Lahsen, M. “O debate sobre as mudanças climáticas” [translation: “The debate about climate change”]. Opinion article, Folha de São Paulo, 3 April 2009.

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