Saturday, December 12, 2015

Climate Change Denial Is Primarily An Anglo Saxon Thing

The Paris conference on climate change has produced an agreement which may be the best deal that can be made by 193 nations.  The US negotiators included language in the deal which prevented the deal from being turned down by the Republican senate.  The graph below shows that climate change denial is strongest in Anglo Saxon nations.  The US is the world leader in the denial of human caused climate change.  That should not be surprising given the size of the climate change denial industry in the US.  We have more conservative think tanks, funded by tax exempt contributions, per capita than the rest of the world combined.  Moreover, climate change denial is an article of faith in the Republican Party.  The energy industry in the US is one of the largest contributors to the Republican Party.

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