D H Posted June 16, 2013 Share Posted June 16, 2013 The conversation evolved to American are ignorant and then went further to they are stupid.A certain segment of the US population is ignorant (intentionally so), stupid, and easily duped. This segment: White evangelical Christians. This is the group that feels most threatened by science and is most likely to reject science. They reject biology, geology, astronomy, and climatology, all because those sciences conflict with their faith. Because of their intentional ignorance and irrational beliefs, they are easily duped, and they are being duped by two key groups. One group is those industries that have a lot to lose should climate change legislation be passed. They are spending lots of money to battle this legislation. The other group is the far right conservative movement. They have lots to gain if they can create a boogeyman to be feared and voted against. They've done this with immigrants, with the word "liberal", with environmentalists, and with climate scientists. Remove those white evangelical Christians from the mix and US views on the existence and cause of global warming isn't that far removed from views elsewhere. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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