28 Nov '11, 8pm

Study: Climate skepticism leads directly to climate inaction

If you were wondering why industry heavies and their media housepets traffic in climate change skepticism, here’s why: It works. A study just published in the journal Nature Climate Change confirms that if you sow skepticism, you reap inaction. When Americans believe that there is widespread disagreement among climate scientists that climate change is real, human-caused, serious, and solvable, they don't support action to address it. For opponents of climate change action -- who are either sociopaths or genuinely self-deluded, since they live on this planet too -- it's support for the old Tobacco Institute strategy of avoiding consequences by sowing confusion and confabulation. For those who are fighting for swifter action on climate change, it suggests that the battle against misinformation is one worth fighting. If the general opposition to climate change mitigation stem...

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