Category Archives: Scepticism and denial

We will all become deniers

I think that policy people assume that climate change denial will eventually go away. It’s a matter of time before we work out how to win over these people on the neo-liberal right. Here is a very different scenario which … Continue reading

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Crying wolf down the millenia

A few days ago I read on Professor Peter Brimblecombe’s website a comment which puts our environmental gloom into perspective. During his PhD research he discovered that people have been worrying about environmental crises since the 13th Century. He realised … Continue reading

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Reconciling freedom and nature

Most so-called “deniers” have in common a strong sense of not wanting the government poking its nose into their lives; of wanting small government; of not having people interfering, telling them what to do. And they really don’t like taxes. … Continue reading

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Why deniers are right-wing and why that’s important

Most climate change deniers are right wing and left-wing climate change deniers are rare. To tackle climate change we need the values and strengths of people on the right just as much as those on the left. So we need … Continue reading

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The messenger, not the message

It’s the messenger not the message. We cannot persuade deniers to embrace regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It’s not for lack of trying: campaigners have hectored deniers with marketing and propaganda; politicians have preached to them from pulpits garlanded … Continue reading

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