FROM- Climate Resistance
The Age of the Age of Stupid
It is telling that parts of the environmental movement attempt to ram home their message by telling the rest of the world that they are stupid for not getting it.
As we have shown here on Climate Resistance, some argue that psychological mechanisms might be to blame for our failure to respond to climate change, and devise techniques that might ‘encourage’ us to behave ‘responsibly’. Others claim that the feckless public’s scepticism and denial are the result of conspiracies to distort science’s message, or that a ‘balance’ of views in the media gives a credibility to false ideas. Some even say that the issue of climate change is just too serious and big an issue for democracy to cope with - we vote selfishly, and our sinful minds cannot possibly understand the enormity of the tragedy that we are making. What fools we are.
But the last thing those who make such claims ever look at to explain their failure is their own argument. So who are they calling stupid?
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