Why Are White Guys Climate Skeptics?

Mother Jones (blog)Why Are White Guys Climate Skeptics?Mother Jones (blog)— 14% of the general public doesn't worry about climate change at all, but among CWMs the percentage jumps to 39%. — 32% of adults deny there is a scientific consensus on climate change, but 59% of CWMs deny what the overwhelming majority of the world's scientists have said. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Aug. 5, 2011

To cure irrational beliefs and behaviors, one has to understand some of the causes for them, which this article deftly dips into. Since deep beliefs are emotion based, the next and unanswered question here is how to get at the emotional base to correct the irrationality.

if you’ve ever taken a moment to consider that white men seem to make up the majority of the audience for Fox News, Glenn Beck, or Rush Limbaugh. The authors boil it down to a few psychological explanations: “identity-protective cognition,” or seeking out and believing that which affirms the beliefs or values one already holds, and “system justification,” or a motivation to defend the status quo.

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