The Ideology of Climate Change Denial in the United States

Sep 2018
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cleveland ohio
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The ideological underpinning of climate change denial in the United States merits closer scrutiny than it has received to date. American opponents and critics of the scientific consensus over man-made global warming have been much more vocal and influential than their counterparts in continental Europe; in France several scientists and intellectuals1 do take issue with the positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but they tend to be rather isolated and marginal figures with little or no impact on public policy. By contrast, American climate change deniers have been remarkably successful in confusing public opinion and delaying decisive action. They receive considerable media attention and enjoy access to key Washington power brokers. Therefore, it is worth analyzing the origins of this powerful movement in order to see what really drives climate change denial in the United States. It is very often claimed, with good reason, that climate sceptics are beholden to powerful corporate interests such as those of the Koch brothers.2 Ties between corporations and conservative and libertarian think tanks3 have been well-documented. There is no denying that, in the short term, some industries, such as the coal industry, have a vested interest in averting any government plan to reduce carbon emissions. The Ideology of Climate Change Denial in the United States
 
Nov 2012
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you are being deliberately obtuse you denied 1) climate change is man made 2) and caused by carbon dioxide emissions
no don't change your argument, you said denies "Climate Change"

and no Water Vapor not carbon is the culprit of 60% of GHG warming which is minimal in comparison to the Natural warming.
 
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Nov 2017
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The ideological underpinning of climate change denial in the United States merits closer scrutiny than it has received to date. American opponents and critics of the scientific consensus over man-made global warming have been much more vocal and influential than their counterparts in continental Europe; in France several scientists and intellectuals1 do take issue with the positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but they tend to be rather isolated and marginal figures with little or no impact on public policy. By contrast, American climate change deniers have been remarkably successful in confusing public opinion and delaying decisive action. They receive considerable media attention and enjoy access to key Washington power brokers. Therefore, it is worth analyzing the origins of this powerful movement in order to see what really drives climate change denial in the United States. It is very often claimed, with good reason, that climate sceptics are beholden to powerful corporate interests such as those of the Koch brothers.2 Ties between corporations and conservative and libertarian think tanks3 have been well-documented. There is no denying that, in the short term, some industries, such as the coal industry, have a vested interest in averting any government plan to reduce carbon emissions. The Ideology of Climate Change Denial in the United States
To me, what the scientists say about AGW supersedes what anyone else says, whether it's some celebrity from the propaganda entertainment industry, a biased or agenda-driven political opinion oriented media outlet, a career politician, or some random individual posting on a forum.

Here they have actually put their names on a petition to be heard stating what their position really is regarding this issue: Global Warming Petition Project

Here are some of them showing their faces & you can hear right from their own mouths what their position actually is regarding this issue, and they explain their position:

Trump Administration Issues Report Confirming Global Warming
 
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