Guardian.com article by Dana Nuccitelli that SkS shared this morning. The reason is that I know all too well that implying a grand conspiracy, denigrating scientists and the reactionary dismissal of the significance of a "97% consensus" among actual experts regarding the causes and dangers of society's relentless injection of atmospheric insulation (read greenhouse gases) are about all we can get out of climate science contrarians these days, so I thought this was a must article to add to this collection.
denial linked to conspiratorial thinking in new study
Posted on 8 July 2015 by dana1981
Motivated rejection of science
Of course science denial and conspiracies go hand in hand
The latest study: Recurrent Fury
I do not recall ever having seen such a strong effect in 30 years of behavioural research, and I have certainly never encountered ratings that favoured the extreme end of the scale to the extent observed here.
Conspiracies and skepticism don’t mix
I think the data is driven by politicians who have always supported more government control.