“Why Left and Right Can’t Agree on Climate Change”

By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT

This Quillette essay by Dr. Patrick T. Brown of San Jose State University is interesting…

Published on July 30, 2019

Empiricism and Dogma: Why Left and Right Can’t Agree on Climate Change
written by Patrick T. Brown

As a climate scientist, I often hear puzzled complaints about the political polarization of the public discussion about anthropogenic global warming. If it is an empirical and scientific matter, such people ask, then why is opinion so firmly divided along political lines? Since it tends to be the political Right that opposes policies designed to address and mitigate global warming, responsibility for this partisanship is often placed solely on the ideological stubbornness of conservatives.

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