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The science of man-made global warming has only grown more conclusive. So why have Republicans become less convinced it’s real over the past decade and a half?
Alan: People - especially people who are still using the sound bites they picked up in Middle School - are deeply unsettled by being proven wrong. And so, to avoid psychological upheaval they believe what is false, often through aggressive ignorance but sometimes by sheer act of will reinforced by accepting congenial opinions as Truth.