Skip to comments.AP Reporter: Global Warming Skepticism Explained by Psychology
Posted on 12/18/2009 6:59:11 AM PST by PJ-Comix
Global warming? Case closed. Consensus achieved. There can be no debate about it.
ClimateGate? Never happened. I refuse to even acknowledge its existence.
Must hang on to the global warming belief at all costs even against evidence to to the contrary.
That dogmatic stance pretty much sums up the attitude of Associated Press writer Malcolm Ritter in his story about how global warming skepticism can be ascribed to psychological faults:
The Copenhagen talks on climate change were convened with a sense of urgency that many ordinary folks don't share. Why is that? One big reason: It's hard for people to get excited about a threat that seems far away in space and time, psychologists say.
"It's not in people's faces," said psychologist Robert Gifford of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. "It is in the media, but not in their everyday experience. That's quite a different thing."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
I think it’s absolutely fair to say people aren’t as worried about something that isn’t as imminent. We see this all the time.
However, this completely occludes the idea that many people simply don’t believe “Global Warming”, which has always been defined as man-made, even exists.
One so-called scientist I know (”I’m smart!”) is cut from the same cloth. Anything that does not fit in with their group-think is either stupid or suffers from psychological problems.
Projection, at its best.
The costs are all ours, the rewards are all for the fat cats.
Just like it’s racist to oppose Obammy.
In 5 billion years the Sun will expand to Red Giant status...killing anything left on Earth then burning it to a crisp....I ain’t worried about it.
But its very easy to not get excited about a threat whose data is an obvious lie in the here and now.
And Josef Stalin would agree.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.