This is one phenomenon I don't really understand I can understand classism, elitism, racism, wanting to please oil companies, etc. But where does the motivation come from for people to deny climate change? Especially many people who are educated enough to know better. Like, it doesn't even seem like being in denial about this is even in their interest. Even the sleaziest oil company CEOs at this point admit it's a problem, but you still have people like Cheeto and his legions of followers that honestly believe (or at least claim to believe) that it's a hoax invented by China. They have to know on some level that this is going to make them look terrible to future generations. What's the motivation for people to deny climate change? Or do they really believe it's a hoax?