Another “What Are Republicans Thinking About Climate Change” Article

Warmists keep trying and trying and trying to come up with excuses for why Republicans aren’t buying into the left leaning cult of climatism, much like they keep coming up with excuses for The Pause. It would seem much easier, though, more painful, to just admit that Warmists are wrong. But, that won’t keep the gravy train going, nor the rational to implement heavy handed Government controls on Other People. And, most definitely, remember that “Other People

Here’s What Republicans Are Thinking When They Deny Climate Change

Conservatives are more likely to report belief in climate science if they’re presented with solutions to climate change that emphasize technological innovation and free market principles rather than government regulation, according to a new study from Troy Campbell of Duke University’s Furqa School of Business.

Cambell calls this phenomenon solution aversion, and it affects liberals too.

“It’s about ideology not about party membership,” Campbell told VICE News. “It’s really specifically about your belief. It’s not about being a part of a group; it’s about this personal ideology.”

Here’s the thing: many of the solutions between Warmists and Skeptics, the end points, overlap. We’re for alternative energy. We’re for clean air, water, and land (Warmists roll real environmental issues under the banner of the Cult). But, we are not for draconian governmental controls and taxation based on what is essentially a lie, namely, anthropogenic climate change.

Campbell asked self-identified Republicans and Democrats to read a statement about global warming from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and quotes that said climate change could be solved by either developing profitable green technologies or increasing government regulation, such as imposing a tax on carbon pollution.

Of course, the article doesn’t tell us what the questions are, nor the actual responses, and, unless you happen to have a subscription to the journal with the article, you cannot read it.

“The free market solution we gave them is still addressing an issue Democrats really care about, which is fixing the environment,” Campbell told VICE News. “It’s not an intensive free market solution that Democrats would normally be against. Most Democrats generally agree with some free market ideology.”

“Some”. Meaning, virtually none. Except for themselves.

Then we get some psychobabble about trying to get people to change, use more marketing, the norm, ending with the money quote

“It’s not enough just to be right,” Campbell told VICE News. “You have to find a way to convince other people that you are right and that they need to change their behavior.”

It’s always about Someone Else, Other People, to change their behavior. Never about changing it themselves.

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6 Responses to “Another “What Are Republicans Thinking About Climate Change” Article”

  1. Dana says:

    I’d say that conservatives want the environment cleaned up, but we are unwilling to impoverish people to do so.

    The biggest problem for the liberal elite is that so few of them have any understanding at all of what it is like to be poor. Well, I grew up poor, and I can tell you that if it’s a choice between paying higher electricity bills to stave off a three inch sea level rise 72 years from now, or putting food on the table this evening, putting food on the table is going to win, every time.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Liberals bought into the Republican market solution of a carbon cap and trade system until the Repubs pulled the rug out from under them.

  3. david7134 says:

    The only solution that I have seen proposed is that we establish a communistic state. Somehow that will make the environment better.

  4. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Be honest, don’t you believe we already have a ‘communistic’ state?

  5. Kevin says:

    Republicans think about climate change like Americans think about Canadians. We don’t.

    😉

  6. Jeffery says:

    Republicans think about climate change just as they think about everything else. They don’t.

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