18 Aug '11, 5pm

Fight Brews in GOP Over Extreme Climate Change Denial

Fight Brews in GOP Over Extreme Climate Change Denial

It's hard to say. Sometimes it's easy to get the impression that public opinion on climate change is split down the middle, with concerned advocates for climate action on one side and science-denying conspiracy theorists on the other. But that's not the case. I'd point to the Yale Project on Climate Communication, a great annual survey that examines American belief in global warming. It consistently finds that the composition of the public's climate attitudes are a lot more complex than that perceived dichotomy: Over a third are very concerned, many are ambivalent or apathetic, and only a small sliver actually believe in the fringe-y conspiracy nonsense (i.e. Al Gore made it all up, it's a plot by scheming scientists, or an intergovernmental conspiracy to enact a new world order -- take your pick). And that fringe-y nonsense is exactly what Perry is spouting. Same with Mic...

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