Thursday, July 28, 2011

Not "deniers" but "dissenters"

Conservative white males (CWMs) are significantly more likely than are other Americans to endorse denialist views ... these differences are even greater for those conservative white males who self-report understanding global warming very well.

and ...

CWMs also tended to assert a stronger understanding of global warming than other adults – and those who said they understood it best were the most likely to be the strongest deniers.

and ...

The pattern demonstrates that CWMs "are more likely than other adults to reject the scientific consensus on climate change ... "not surprisingly," 58.8 percent of CWMs "deny the existence of a scientific consensus," compared with 35.5 percent of other adults.

So ...

The more you know, the less likely you are to believe the garbage. That does not make us "deniers". We should be calling ourselves "dissenters" ... and that would make a good replacement for the debased "eurosceptic", where the same applied. The more you know about the EU, the less likely you are to be want to be part of it.