Warmists Have New Tactic: Frame Support For ‘Climate Change’ Initiatives As Being Patriotic

This is a shameless attempt by Warmists to convert Conservatives to their cause. Providing rock solid evidence would be the best solution, but, since there is an absence of that, the Cult of Climastrology has to try other things

(Daily Caller)A new study by Oregon State University (OSU) psychologists have come up with a new tactic for turning skeptical conservatives into full-blown global warming alarmists: frame the debate in terms of patriotism.

OSU academics found conservatives were more amenable to “pro-environmental” ideas, like man-made global warming, when they were framed as “obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism,” according to a press release.

“We think we’re just discussing issues, but we’re discussing those issues through particular cultural values that we normally take for granted,” Christopher Wolsko, the study’s lead author and an assistant psychology professor at OSU-Cascades. “If you re-frame issues to be more inclusive of those diverse values, people’s attitudes change.”

I’ve actually run across said study on a few of the Warmist sites I peruse, and missed the patriotism part. The part about obeying authority is a hoot, because, while Conservatives are certainly for law and order, we aren’t going to blindly follow along on certain issues. Conservatives darned sure didn’t follow when President Bush and other Republicans were pushing “amnesty” for illegals. If anything, it is Left leaners who blindly follow what they are told by their “betters”, even when those betters are utter hypocrites.

I wonder if Barbara Boxer was paying attention to this study. Remember the climate change bonds story? Remember this tweet?

The Daily Caller article is from the 26th. The study was released a few days prior. Serendipity?

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9 Responses to “Warmists Have New Tactic: Frame Support For ‘Climate Change’ Initiatives As Being Patriotic”

  1. john says:

    Teach the attitude of Americans has changed a great deal in the last 2 years according to the poll done by Yale and George Mason Universities according to summary in Scientific American
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/many-more-republicans-now-believe-in-climate-change/
    47% of conservatives say the climate is changing (mo pause !) the beliefe taht it is a hoax is gone
    On regulating C)2 61% of Republicans now agree (yes C)@ is a pollutant)
    Only 14% of all voters would be less likely to support a candidate who promises to take bold action to address warming
    from tthe actual authors of the study
    http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication-OFF/files/Global-Warming-CCAM-March-2015.pdf
    70% of all Americans say they support strict limits on C)@ from coal fired electric plants
    0nly 18% think that AGW is NOT happening
    only 10% of all Americans think that AGW is NOT happening
    only about 10% of Americans know that 90% of climate scientists have concluded AGW is happening (disinformation by climate deniers/climate truthers)

  2. john says:

    sorry the C(2 should be CO2 but I am sure you knew that

  3. alanstorm says:

    Standard lefty tactic – “They’re not buying our bullshit! Change the formula? Don’t be daft – we’ll just repackage it!”

  4. Jeffery says:

    Teach typed:

    This is a shameless attempt by Warmists to convert Conservatives Conservatists to their cause. Providing rock solid evidence would be the best solution

    You have access to all the evidence too, yet you deny (at times) that the Earth is warming and that CO2 to possibly be a cause, yet nearly every scientist on Earth disagrees with you. (BTW – why have you stopped running Monckton’s monthly “it’s not warming!” updates?)

    What rock solid proof what you need to see to persuade you that CO2 is causing the Earth to warm? You never say what you need to see – only that it’s not good enough. Please be specific. (We understand – it’s a trick question. Your decision is not driven by science at all, but by ideology. You’ve decided that the mitigation of global warming would “cost” too much in terms of your personal identity (agreeing with those nasty libs AND giving more to the nasty gov’t)).

    And although you deny it, “obeying authority” is a key trait defining Conservatists. Study after study after study after study demonstrates this point. Liberals thrive better than Conservatists in uncertain times and in unfamiliar situations. Conservatists thrive on order. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just a common trait of Conservatists. It even explains the Conservatist attraction to “strongmen” such as Trump. It explains why science attracts liberals and engineering attracts Conservatists – scientists dealing with the unknown vs engineers dealing with the known.

    Listen, the rational community is offering the Conservatists an “out”. After all, your anti-science stance is only about 8 years old (2008 campaign), before then, Conservatists were advocating Cap N Trade! Your current irrational beliefs about global warming will come back to haunt you, much as slavery and Cruzism McCarthyism have. Your anti-science elites are dropping one by one, leaving their minions to clean up their mess. So, it’s time to lay down your swords on this one, admit how wrong you were and work with the rational community to address this genuine problem.

    You can still have your fun tormenting the gays, Mexicans, Blacks and Muslims! Complaining about the War on Christianists, the War on Easter, the War on Morals.

    And you can once again return to your roots of supporting corporations and the wealthy over the working classes. That’s an issue THAT really needs your help, given the uprisings caused by Sanders and Trump!

    But the Conservatist War on Science is over, and you’ve lost.

  5. Jl says:

    Now liberals are in favor of patriotism? How desperate can the crystal ball-gazers get? And poor J, again. He says we lost, but of course we haven’t, as nature refuses to behave as the alarmists predict it should. If nature was on the alarmist side there’d be no need for all the temp. and sea level adjustments. Anyway, I know it’s stupid at ask J for proof, but one more time. Proof that we have fun “tormenting gays, Mexicans, Blacks and Muslims”, please.

  6. JGlanton says:

    LOL, they may deceive a few people by using the word ‘patriotism’ to infer US nationalist patriotism but that is the antithesis of these people are really thinking of. They only think of patriotism in terms of international socialist patriotism, or proletarian internationalism. If they can lie to a class of people as a means to an end, so be it. Global warming is meant to be a global problem requiring a stateless global socialist solution.

  7. Jeffery says:

    J queried:

    Proof that we have fun “tormenting gays, Mexicans, Blacks and Muslims”, please.

    My mistake. But if you don’t torment gays, Mexicans, Blacks and Muslims for fun, why DO you conservatists torment gays, Mexicans, Blacks and Muslims??

  8. Jeffery says:

    Teach headlined:

    Warmists Have New Tactic: Frame Support For ‘Climate Change’ Initiatives As Being Patriotic

    If we “warmists” were really serious about recruiting science deniers to our side we would –

    Frame Support for ‘Climate Change’ Initiatives as Being: Harmful to Black Americans! or Used to Build a Wall! or Used to Ban Muslims! or Used to Form the National Bathroom Police.

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