Aaron M. McCright
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
McCright has investigated the political dynamics of climate change since the mid-1990s. His current work analyzes the political dynamics and public understanding of climate science and policy in the United States, focusing primarily on organized climate change denial and political polarization on climate change in the U.S. general public. For this work, he was named a 2007 Kavli Frontiers Fellow in the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Lead Author of a chapter on climate change skepticism and denial for the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change.
In recent years, McCright’s research has been featured in news articles in numerous major news websites, including MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, NPR, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Newsday, Washington Post, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Miami Herald, The Guardian (UK), Toronto Sun (Canada), Time, Mother Jones, and Forbes as well as in outlets such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, Scientific American, The Atlantic, and Conservation Magazine. He also has been interviewed on various radio programs in the Great Lakes region. His recent work on climate change denial and public understanding has been discussed frequently on several notable blogs, such as Andy Revkin’s “Dot Earth” Blog at The New York Times; Joe Romm’s “Climate Progress” Blog at Think Progress; David Roberts’s blog at Grist; and Chris Mooney’s “The Intersection” Blog at Discover Magazine; and at DeSmogBlog.