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Why Conservative White Males Are More Likely To Be Climate Skeptics
Scientific American ^ | 10/5/2011 | By Julia Pyper and ClimateWire

Posted on 10/06/2011 8:06:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

When it comes to climate change denial, not all human beings are created equal. As a recent study shows, conservative white males are less likely to believe in climate change.

"It's not surprising," said Aaron McCright, sociology professor at Michigan State University, who is a white male himself. But anecdotal evidence is not scientific, he said. "You really don't know what's going on until you crunch the numbers and find out."

Besides the trend amongst skeptics, the study also found that conservative white men who self-report a high understanding of global warming -- dubbed "confident" conservative males -- are even more likely to express climate change denial.

McCright's study, "Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States," was published online in July and printed in the October 2011 issue of Global Environmental Change, which ranks first out of 77 journals on environmental studies.

The study has created somewhat of a buzz, said Riley Dunlap, co-author and professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. The paper was well received in academic circles, but he admitted he was concerned about a backlash from the conservative movement. While there have not been any major outcries, the study appears to have raised a few temperatures in Chicago.

"This paper is a transparent effort to take the focus off the actual scientific debate and instead engage in race baiting, class baiting and other sociological devices to win a science argument," said James Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy at the Chicago-based Heartland Institute.

But from McCright's perspective it was important to find out to what extent the sharp debate over climate change at the elite level had trickled down into the general public in recent decades. "Within the ranks of elites, climate change denialists are overwhelmingly conservative white males," reads the report, pointing to figures like talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Marshall Institute CEO, William O'Keefe. "Does a similar pattern exist in the American public?"

'Cool Dudes,' a bloc that stands out in the crowd McCright and Dunlap's analysis used polling data on climate change denial from 10 Gallup surveys from 2001 to 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 72.4 percent of the American population reported as white in 2010, and 77.1 percent in the year 2000. This majority made it difficult to draw conclusions about the relationship between other races and climate change, said McCright, because the Gallup survey sample size was so small.

To test for the trend amongst conservative white males, the researchers compared the demographic to "all other adults." Results showed, for instance, that 29.6 percent of conservative white males believe the effects of global warming will never happen, versus 7.4 percent of other adults. In holding for "confident" conservative white males, the study showed 48.4 percent believe global warming won't happen, versus 8.6 percent of other adults.

As a point of comparison, McCright also tested the beliefs of conservative white females. He found 14.9 percent believe the effects of global warming will never happen to 29.6 percent of their male counterparts. McCright said the finding is due more to the women's political stance than their gender or race. The data on conservative white females was not published in the "Cool dudes" study.

To understand why there is a trend amongst conservative white males, the Gallup data was cross-examined with research about the "white male effect" -- the idea that white males were either more accepting of risk or less risk averse than the rest of the public.

The white male effect could stem from the notion that, historically, white males have faced fewer obstacles in life, said McCright. But another school of thought sees the adoption of risk tied to personal values. "It has to do with their identity as an in-group," he said. "Something that would challenge the status quo is something [conservative white males] want to shun."

According to the literature on "identity protective cognition," people believe messages coming from the people they identify with most and ignore messages that are contrarian, Dunlap said. While all groups have a tendency to do this, he said, in the case the climate change, conservative white males are especially likely to exhibit this self-protecting characteristic.

McCright says, up to 40 percent of all white males in the study sample believe in hierarchy, are more trusting of authority and are more conservative. Conservative white males' motivation to ignore a certain risk -- the risk of climate change in this case -- therefore, has to do with defending the status of their identity tied to the white male establishment.

This result is bolstered by the Yale University "Global Warming's Six Americas" report for May. The study found that none of the "dismissive" group -- those who don't think the climate is changing or want legislation -- believe global warming will harm the United States in 50 years. The dismissive group also skews male and conservative, said "Six Americas" co-author, Edward Maibach, director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.

But for Donald Braman, associate professor of law at George Washington University, who works on risk perception studies, the focus on white males and climate change could be somewhat misleading. "My worry is that [McCright's paper] might suggest to people that there is something distinctive about the way conservatives and officially, conservative white men, deal with new information," he said. "The truth is that those same cognitive mechanisms push all of our buttons."

Braman says a similar effect reveals itself amongst progressives when it comes to concerns about nuclear power, for instance. In the Yale Law School "Second National Risk & Culture Study" researchers found that despite expert opinions espousing the relative safety of certain forms of nuclear energy, progressives are still concerned about it, Braman said.

Values shape factual beliefs across an array of phenomenon, he said. "If it's conservative white males on global warming, pick a different issue and you'll find another group that has trouble thinking in a way that agrees with experts."

'A very receptive audience' The political divide on climate change was concentrated in the run-up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, McCright said. At that time most global warming skepticism came from public figures, he said. But in 2000, climate change beliefs held predominantly by conservative white elites started to spread.

"Conservative think tanks, conservative media, corporations, and industry associations (especially for the fossil fuels industry) -- domains dominated by conservative white males -- have spearheaded the attacks on climate science and policy from the late 1980s to the present," McCright and Dunlap concluded in their study. "The results presented here show that conservative white males in the general public have become a very receptive audience for these efforts."

But Taylor of the Heartland Institute said it should not come as a surprise that the subject of human induced global warming would become more contested as it moved out of the realm of pure science into the realm of policy. The proposed solutions to climate change will "in very substantial ways rearrange our economy and the structure of our society. Of course this is going to capture the attention of interested citizens beyond the mere elites," said Taylor.

Taylor also argues that the paper's claim that "the most prominent denialists are conservative white males," overlooks the other side of the political equation. "Here's a news flash: The most prominent alarmists are liberal white males. So clearly race and gender has nothing to do with prominent alarmism or skepticism," he said.

Know thy enemy

McCright actually agrees that the study reveals more about politics than any other personal attributes. "It's not a biological or gender thing," he said. "It's a political thing." Liberal white males are more accepting of government regulations and challenges to the status quo because it fits in their political ideology, he said.

"When you start talking about climate change and the need for major changes, carbon taxes and lifestyle changes, [conservatives] see this as a threat to capitalism and future prosperity," said McCright. "So conservatives tend to be very negative towards climate change."

So what does McCright and Dunlap's research mean for climate regulation? Climate change denial has increased across all sectors of the American general public over the last decade, write the authors. And as they conclude in another recent study on the politicization of climate change published earlier this year in the journal Sociology Quarterly, "we expect that the political divide within the general public may further inhibit the creation of effective climate policy."

Perhaps, like the trend of denial among conservative white males, there is nothing too surprising about that conclusion. But for Maibach of George Mason University, McCright and Dunlap's findings do bring something new to the bargaining table.

"If you are advocating for climate legislation is helps to understand your opponents. Or if you have opponents, it's good to understand them to effectively engage with them," he said. "One [approach] is more combative, the other is more about conflict resolution. In either case it helps to know who you're dealing with."

-- Reprinted from Climatewire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:06:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

they can call this “research” but i would not.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:09:00 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they tend to look at facts more objectively?


3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:09:21 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SeekAndFind
Know thy enemy

They have enemies.

4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:09:56 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: ken21

Also more likely to be bitterly clinging to their guns and Bible.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:11:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Triple

I could be wrong, but I think that the highest levels of education are found among conservative white males.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:11:54 AM PDT by sand lake bar (I believe in Adam West's invisible hand.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"You really don't know what's going on until you crunch the numbers and find out."

Actually you do know. You only need to look at the "scientific" predictions made by the non-deniers say ten years ago and observe that Nantucket and Palm Beach are still very much with us as they were when the predictions were made.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: SeekAndFind

It really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about global warming - the climate will change as it’s changed for 4 billion years.

What matters is that the “solutions” being proposed by statist maniacs will enslave us and ruin us, and in fact make things worse.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:12:31 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind
As a recent study shows, conservative white males are less likely to believe in climate change.

I'd bet that "conservative white males" were also less likely to believe in "the coming Ice Age" that was being marketed in the 70s.

9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:12:31 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: SeekAndFind

10 posted on 10/06/2011 8:12:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

I am the root cause of all of the world’s problems.

I am a white, middle-aged, American male.

Suck it!


11 posted on 10/06/2011 8:13:19 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: SeekAndFind
THE ACQUITTAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE
by Jeffrey A. Glassman, PhD

ABSTRACT:

"Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [historically] is the product of oceanic respiration due to the well-known but under-appreciated solubility pump. Carbon dioxide rises out of warm ocean waters where it is added to the atmosphere. There it is mixed with residual and accidental CO2, and circulated, to be absorbed into the sink of the cold ocean waters. Next the thermohaline circulation carries the CO2-rich sea water deep into the ocean. A millennium later it appears at the surface in warm waters, saturated by lower pressure and higher temperature, to be exhausted back into the atmosphere. Throughout the past 420 millennia, comprising four interglacial periods, the Vostok record of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is imprinted with, and fully characterized by, the physics of the solubility of CO2 in water, along with the lag in the deep ocean circulation.

Notwithstanding that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, atmospheric carbon dioxide has neither caused nor amplified global temperature increases. Increased carbon dioxide has been an effect of global warming, not a cause [historically -etl]. Technically, carbon dioxide is a lagging proxy for ocean temperatures. When global temperature, and along with it, ocean temperature rises, the physics of solubility causes atmospheric CO2 to increase.

If increases in carbon dioxide, or any other greenhouse gas, could have in turn raised global temperatures, the positive feedback would have been catastrophic. While the conditions for such a catastrophe were present in the Vostok record from natural causes, the runaway event did not occur. Carbon dioxide does not accumulate in the atmosphere."

http://www.rocketscientistsjournal.com/2006/10/co2_acquittal.html

12 posted on 10/06/2011 8:15:08 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Triple

Ah, those neanderthal ‘white’ males and their simplistic and unenlightened minds. Good thing this study has no racist overtones.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 8:15:18 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: SeekAndFind

McCright’s study, “Cool dudes:

Embedding a condescending insult within your study name is not good evidence of a neutral dispassionate researcher.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: sand lake bar

I could be wrong, but I think that the highest levels of education are found among conservative white males.

Bingo. Especially in the Engineering, Science and Technology areas.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:27 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind
This article shamelessly conflates climate change with Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change.

I have confidence in the substantial evidence of climate change over the vast ages of the Earth - many of which happened before humans were here - or before we engaged in widespread industrial activity.

What I do NOT have confidence in is the self serving climate models that predict catastrophic change based upon human activity.

Earlier in my own lifetime they were predicting Catastrophic Climate Change in the form of global cooling - and mankind, specifically capitalism - was to blame.

Now they are predicting Catastrophic Climate Change in the form of global warming - and mankind, specifically capitalism - is still to blame.

I am a scientist. I know that if e-mails showed I was using a “trick” to “hide the decline” I would be out on my ear, and rightly so, and my work widely discredited in the scientific community.

Somehow climate “scientists” are not held to the same high standards.

They should be.

16 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:31 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm so sick and tired of everything being broken down by race. And Barry and his ilk promote crap like this. They love it. Divide and conquer.
17 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: SeekAndFind
It has to do with their identity as an in-group

Right. It has nothing to do with the facts of the case. Whether a theory is viewed as right or wrong is unrelated to whether the theory is right or wrong, just what race you self-identify as.

Once again, a sociologist proves that sociology is not a science.

18 posted on 10/06/2011 8:18:02 AM PDT by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why am I a “denier”? Education, logic, and a working set of frontal lobes.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the idea that white males were either more accepting of risk or less risk averse than the rest of the public.

Here is revealed another prejudice. That there is no risk attached to turning our nation over to Al Gore's crowd. In fact there is a HIGHER risk in doing that than doing nothing.

20 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

1. I received a rigorous scientific education where I learned to think for myself.

2. A decade later, I applied that capability to politics, when I learned (from author Michael Fumento) that most of the environmental movement (and by association the MSM and liberal politicians) was based on verifiable scientific lies that were obvious to the well-informed.

3. The scientific education that enabled me to be a conservative has also led me to question most of everything coming from the climate change advocates.

(One of the nifty things I learned in my education is that correlation isn’t causation. My being conservative didn’t make me question climate change. My being SMART made be BOTH).


21 posted on 10/06/2011 8:21:37 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I used to read Scientific American until they got too political.

Now they say that being a climate change denier is akin to being a racist.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 8:21:56 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: SeekAndFind

As it was also part of their “research”, they noted that LIBERAL white males are the biggest advocates of MMGW theories.

From this it can be concluded that white males do far more science than other racial groups, as well as women. Which has long been pretty well established, so is no breakthrough.

Second, from their results it can be divined that LIBERAL white males are far more likely to embrace, without question, ideas promulgated by other LIBERAL white males. Especially if those ideas might eventually result in financial gain and political power to them and their kind.

And that CONSERVATIVE white males are far more questioning of broad assertions based on tenuous and shifting evidence, speculative theories, and questionable computer models, as well as demands for expensive, uncertain, and authoritarian changes in public policy based on such dubious evidence.

Likewise, their study shows that LIBERAL white males are far more likely to develop *emotional* investments in questionable theories, *and* demands for massive changes to public policy, and to defend these things in the face of all conflicting evidence, no matter how objective and verifiable.

In other words, their study reaches the conclusion that LIBERAL white males are poor scientists.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: allmendream
Nothing new here

Anthropogenic Climate Change is modern day Lysenkoism.

Of course, any Soviet scientist who criticized Lysenko's theories of Marxist Agriculture got sent to the Gulags by Stalin.

24 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:52 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: DManA

And it certainly doesn’t mean anything that he calls doubters “denialists”, either!


25 posted on 10/06/2011 8:23:17 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States,"

Yeah. That title isn't biased and inflammatory. This discredited academic hack can screw. The title should read: "White Guys: They Get That Global Warming Is A Scam".

26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:24:41 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: sand lake bar
I could be wrong, but I think that the highest levels of education are found among conservative white males.

well, whatever on "education."

I know this, sane people are conservative (no, I did NOT say "republican.")

27 posted on 10/06/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: SeekAndFind

Idiot. (not the poster)No denies the climate’s tendency to change properties; the fossil record alone bears this out. What I, a “conservative, white male”, deny, is a left wing, radical, brain dead, reaction to something that WE should probably be adjusting to instead of the planet..


28 posted on 10/06/2011 8:25:27 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Saruman 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: rdcbn

Indeed.

Much like the clergy refusing to look through the telescope of Galileo to see that the moons of Jupiter did not orbit the Earth - but orbited Jupiter; a cadre of Soviet scientists set up a display “for students” they said, that clearly showed chromosomes under the microscope. They asked Lysenko (who said chromosomes did not exist) to look under the microscope - and he refused!

They don’t want to argue the facts - they want to question our motivations, our qualifications, our intelligence, etc.

If they had the power they would no doubt want to exile us to Siberia or shoot us - as the Soviets did to anyone who espoused Darwin’s theory or modern Genetics.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 8:29:32 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The white male effect could stem from the notion that, historically, white males have faced fewer obstacles in life, said McCright.

What the he11 kind of "scientific" postulation is this?

Conservative white males' motivation to ignore a certain risk -- the risk of climate change in this case -- therefore, has to do with defending the status of their identity..

This group think of "conservative males" can be equally attributable to the tribal, mental defenses of Marxists, college professors, Democratics, union thugs, and all progressives. In short, this premise is simple conjecture and self projection.

Taylor also argues that the paper's claim that "the most prominent denialists are conservative white males," overlooks the other side of the political equation. "Here's a news flash: The most prominent alarmists are liberal white males. So clearly race and gender has nothing to do with prominent alarmism or skepticism," he said.

So there are views that contradict the subject matter of this article.

"If you are advocating for climate legislation is helps to understand your opponents. Or if you have opponents, it's good to understand them to effectively engage with them."..

So, here is the gist of the article. If you want to propose legislation that will needlessly cripple the economy for generations to come, know that true conservatives will stand in your way.

30 posted on 10/06/2011 8:32:50 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: allmendream

:: This article shamelessly conflates climate change with Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change. ::

A correction is on order. See my tag-line.


31 posted on 10/06/2011 8:33:45 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind
As a recent study shows, conservative white males are less likely to believe in climate change.

We also don't believe in Ghosts, Santa Clause, Easter Bunny and other fables. As a group, we are among the most educated on the planet, we also have created nearly every meaningful invention since the dawn of man. Computers, space flight, to medical, to the printing press.

Damn those white European males.

32 posted on 10/06/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: SeekAndFind
As a recent study shows, conservative white males are less likely to believe in climate change.

We also don't believe in Ghosts, Santa Clause, Easter Bunny and other fables. As a group, we are among the most educated on the planet, we also have created nearly every meaningful invention since the dawn of man. Computers, space flight, to medical, to the printing press.

Damn those white European males.

33 posted on 10/06/2011 8:34:07 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: cardinal4

Cheer up. We should have another fun, colder-than-normal winter this year in which we can watch the AGW mental gymnastics once again. Who knows maybe we’ll be blamed for the weather this year?


34 posted on 10/06/2011 8:34:33 AM PDT by Justa
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, and if it wasn’t for those conservative white males you’d be living under totalitarianism.

If you’d be even living at all.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 8:34:57 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Triple

Not to mention conservatives have about 20 IQ points on liberals on average.


36 posted on 10/06/2011 8:36:10 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind

It isn’t the DNA it is the Culture.

I blame the renaissance for helping with elevating mankind, see “5,000 year leap”.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind
It must really suck when they realize that all of their AGW propaganda and scaremongering doesn't work anymore.
38 posted on 10/06/2011 8:37:06 AM PDT by JPG (America is worth saving. All hands on deck!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Braman says a similar effect reveals itself amongst progressives when it comes to concerns about nuclear power, for instance. In the Yale Law School "Second National Risk & Culture Study" researchers found that despite expert opinions espousing the relative safety of certain forms of nuclear energy, progressives are still concerned about it, Braman said.

I had not thought about it before, but there is a sort of symmetry to both sorts of opinions.

39 posted on 10/06/2011 8:37:29 AM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: sand lake bar

If we can assume that most “dittoheads” are conservative, then you speak fact. The Kaiser Family Foundataion and Harvard did a study of Rush Limbaugh “dittoheads” a few years ago and found that they were more educated, and more politically engaged than the average American. I have that study cut out from the paper (I think it was WAPO) and stuck in a file somewhere.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 8:39:13 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind
McCright actually agrees that the study reveals more about [HIS] politics than any other personal attributes.
41 posted on 10/06/2011 8:39:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Triple

“Because they tend to look at facts more objectively?”

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....and are the ones who will actually PAY for the easy life these academics, bureaucrats and “scientists” will enjoy as a result of the furthering of this Commie mythology.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 8:39:34 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d be interested to see how he defines “conservative”.


43 posted on 10/06/2011 8:40:49 AM PDT by DManA
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To: allmendream
Exactly.
44 posted on 10/06/2011 8:40:59 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Because we can read and comprehend...

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide - Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? By Timothy Ball

No Smoking Hot Spot (The Australian)

The missing hotspot (JoNova)

Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.

Sky-high hole blown in AGW theory?

"Forbes reports on a peer-reviewed study that uses NASA data to show that the effects of carbon-based warming have been significantly exaggerated. In fact, much of the heat goes out into space rather than stay trapped in the atmosphere, an outcome that started long before AGW alarmists predicted:"

That article explains why no Hot Spot has been found.

The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory

Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics

Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory, challenges peers to 'take back climate science'

It Is Impossible For A 100 ppm Increase In Atmospheric CO2 Concentration To Cause Global Warming

Simple Chemistry and the Real Greenhouse Effect.

Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.

Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is almost exactly the same as the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.

45 posted on 10/06/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind
A couple of good points surrounded by a bunch of crap like whites having less obstacles. Go to some of the backwaters and say that. I do like the comments about liberal white males being the biggest pushers of global warming crap.

I'm a skeptic of man made global warming because of several reasons.
1. The earth is billions of years old and has warmed and cooled over that period.
2. All of the data in these models is over a period from 20 years to 140 years. That's not long enough for an accurate trend.
3. The sun, followed by volcanoes are the biggest indicators of climate change.

46 posted on 10/06/2011 8:42:21 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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Funny...I, along with most of my friends are “conservative white males”.

None of us believes in the AGW bull Obama.

Coincidentally, all of us have master’s degrees or higher (mostly higher) in actual academic subjects, such as mathematics, physics, EE, chemistry, etc.

Go figure.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 8:42:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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Liberal white males are more accepting of government regulations and challenges to the status quo because it fits in their political ideology, he said.

And, in other news, research has found that steers are easier to control than bulls.

48 posted on 10/06/2011 8:43:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

49 posted on 10/06/2011 8:44:49 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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and to think, we are paying to subsidize hundreds and hundreds of grad students on campii all across the fruited plain to sit there and churn out drivel like this every day...


50 posted on 10/06/2011 8:44:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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