The Daily Scoop: Better-educated Republicans doubt climate change; believe Obama’s Muslim
I can still remember when I first realized how naïve I was in thinking—hoping—that laying out the “facts” would suffice to change politicized minds, and especially Republicanones. It was a typically wonkish, liberal revelation: One based on statistics and data. Only this time, the data were showing, rather awkwardly, that people ignore data and evidence—and often, knowledge and education only make the problem worse.
Someone had sent me a 2008 Pew report documenting the intense partisan divide in the U.S. over the reality of global warming.. It’s a divide that, maddeningly for scientists, has shown a paradoxical tendency to widen even as the basic facts about global warming have become more firmly established.
Posted on February 27, 2012, in blogs, campaign, Climate Change, Education, government, history, Internet, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, primaries, quote, Science, Technology, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged activism, Barack Obama, Climate Change, environment, Impacts and Indicators, Organizations, Policy, Republicans. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.