22 Aug '11, 11pm

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Get strong! Chris Mooney has an amusing reply to my piece on conservative white males (CWM) and the politics of climate. In that post, I note that CWM punch above their weight, as it were, because of their intensity and unity on the issue. I suggest that the appropriate response for climate hawks is to marshal even greater intensity and unity, in order to, you know, win. Mooney notes, however, that liberal psychology tends to be the inverse of CWM psychology, in ways that pose considerable political challenges: ... for the most part liberals-slash-environmentalists are not going to be as opinion intense or as unified as conservatives. They are going to disagree and squabble more amongst themselves. They are going to focus not on being the same as one another and being unified, but on being different and unique -- disunified, and disorganized. ... Just look at the spats tha...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-08-22-why-isnt-c...

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