But seriously, what is it with Republicans and climate change denial?

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  1. acri1

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    This is one phenomenon I don't really understand :mindblown:

    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?
     
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    -it would mean admitting liberals are right
    -the solutions are questionable
     
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    It puts fossil fuel companies in the spotlight for their inaction on it.
     
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    This.The Republican Party since Sarah Palin is proud of their stupidity.:manny:
     
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    - liberals in America have tied it to their agenda, so it’s rejection is a rejection of liberalism in the eyes of low-info conservatives.

    - short term thinking, driven by the fact many conservative livelihoods are tied to fossil fuels

    - other countries have had lackluster results moving towards green energy or haven’t moved at all. So it seems like a liberal plot to sink our economy, specifically in red states.

    - their are still rogue scientist pushing back against climate change.

    - God’s plan
     
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    investment allocation
     
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    It’s a highly partisan issue I guess. But I’ve wondered the same. Even other businesses and free market believers should be lookin sideways at anyone not trying to fix the problem. There IS no economy if the environment it operates in is no longer habitable.
     
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    Republicans run red states. Energy production tends to be the industry of choice in those regions. Coal mining, oil drilling, fracking, methane extraction, natural gas. These companies have money to lobby for bills, to influence elections, to buy politicians, to offer lucrative golden parachutes once politicians are out of office, or politicians became wealthy from said industries before running for office. If you go against coal or push for harder regulation against methane emissions, and those firms make up most of the employment in your state, voters will flip...it’s not rocket science. So they’ll come up with bullsh*t arguments that climate change isn’t real and that there’s not enough scientific data to support it, that the EPA and other regulators are using climate change as an excuse to meddle in state affairs and gain more control, that the Paris Climate Agreement puts America into a strait jacket and harms energy jobs here while allowing abusers like China to still continue as is. It’s all bullsh*t. They know it’s real. They just don’t care because they’re making billions. For example, I live in Delaware. DuPont has been accused of dumping hazardous chemicals all throughout the state and nearby areas. So many people ended up sick or dead, and everyone is quiet on the fact that Delaware leads the country in cancer rates. I love Biden but, he never came at DuPont because it’s a billion dollar business that runs EVERYTHING here in the state. His son Beau didn’t prosecute one of their family members in a rape trial and eventhough we’ll never know how it came about, he did end up dying of cancer. Watch the movie Dark Waters if you want to know how fukked up they are. It’s the same way with energy firms elsewhere in the country. If it’s in someone’s immediate financial interest to not understand something, you can bet on that happening.
     
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    I mean what’s the problem with clean water and air?

    Put climate change out of it.

    This generation of Republicans are on the idea of any regulation is a problem. The goalpost will always move so why bother unless it affects them personally( and they usually have the money to fix it)
     
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    they get paid for it and have a constituency that predominantly thinks its a hoax
     
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    A rare Biden/Du Pont reference. Nooooo one talks about that shyt.
     
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    some of it is religious. a lot of evangelicals have this view that god wouldn't create a perfect world, etc.
     
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    Republicans are vocal about it because they are on a mission to bring back Christ.

    Democrats say they believe in science but don't want to actually confront the issue.
     
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    They only think about the short-term goals of every quarter. They dont give a damn about the future beyond the current fiscal year.

    And if they admit it, the credibility of the GOP anti-intellectual BS would die right there.
     
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