Posts tagged ‘deniers’

March 5, 2013

Want to win any climate change argument?

A flow chart for debating with denialists.

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Climate Debate FlowChart

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February 26, 2012

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 Republican ones. 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.
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