Dana R Fisher, PhD (on sky, threads, etc) Profile picture
Democracy-Activism-Climate-Environment NonResFellow @brookingsgov; President @ESSnet; IPCCWG3 AR6; Next📚 Saving Ourselves: from Climate Shocks 2 Climate Action
Oct 22, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
A week after the #TomatoToss and there's a new (just accepted) paper that looks at this sort of confrontational #protest by @ExtinctionR and its effects on the general public! Some thoughts after the past week's discussions @RobbWiller @Revkin @MichaelEMann @Revkin @amywestervelt The authors use data from a longitudinal study in the UK (so of the population) to assess the effects of the #protest on attitudes, sense of efficacy, support for policy, and "views about the severity and imminence of environmental crises" iopscience.iop.org/article/10.108…
Oct 15, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
I'm thrilled to see so much interest in the tactics, targets, and effects of #climate #activism since yesterday's Tomato Toss. Anyone wondering if it was a success, just look at the media coverage as evidence. A 🧵to answer ?s @Revkin @MichaelEMann @amywestervelt @borenbears As I described to Shannon, the action at the National Gallery was just part of a broader wave of contention that is being motivated by the #ClimateCrisis. As the world heats up, many more will mobilize. I wrote about this process in @ClimateActionSN: link.springer.com/article/10.100…
Aug 29, 2020 10 tweets 7 min read
Yesterday, working with a team of 15 researchers, we collected data from the participants at the #MarchOnWashington. In the end, we collected data from 277 participants who were randomly sampled in the crowd a #thread 🧵 (photo by @stsumej ) Lots of people (and the media) have been focusing their attention on calls to #DefundThePolice. Here's a new piece by @mayaaking at @politico: politico.com/news/2020/08/2…
Jul 1, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Thread on some preliminary findings from the #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch yesterday in DC 🧵 Like other marches in #TheResistance, the #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch turned a crowd that predominantly female (70%) and highly educated (84% held a BA or higher).