Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More Americans Believe In Global Warming. Deniers Less Certain And More Devious


"The Danger of Science Denial"
TED Talk by Michael Specter
(One of Bill Gates favorite 13 TED Talks)


"This sense of the climate threat is represented in public opinion polls and attitude studies. A recent Yale survey, for instance, concluded that 'Americans’ certainty that the earth is warming has increased over the past three years,' and 'those who think global warming is not happening have become substantially less sure of their position.' Falsification and denial, while still all too extensive, have come to require more defensive psychic energy and political chicanery. But polls don’t fully capture the complex collective process occurring." Robert Jay Lifton in The New York Times

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