So, a sustainability blog can't not publish or rehash this topic. Read on:
By David Roberts, ThinkProgress
Posted on August 13, 2011, Printed on August 13, 2011
What’s the Best Strategy for Dealing with Climate Deniers?The other day, I wrote about a study that attempted to explain why conservative white men (CWM) are so loathe to accept the threat of climate change. It has to do with system justification and identity-protective cognition. Go read it!
Highlights► Conservative white males are more likely than other Americans to report climate change denial. ► Conservative white males who self-report understanding global warming very well are even more likely. ► Climate change denial is an example of identity-protective cognition. ► System-justifying tendencies lead to climate change denial. ► Climate change denial increased from 2001 to 2010.
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