Why Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?

  • metta

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    May 19, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Why Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?


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    May 19, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    maybe they just are not buying the alarmists.
  • GQjock

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    May 19, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    Why do Americans in some cases deny Evolution ?

    Why do some Americans deny that our President was even born in the United States ?

    Why do some Americans join domestic militia groups ?

    It's because they are wedded to a right wing belief system that allows you to deny even fundamental facts to continue to believe what you THINK is true
  • Timbales

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    May 19, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    the word "some" is missing
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    May 19, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    $$$$$$$$
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    May 19, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Lostboys right. Bucks man. It's all about money.
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    May 19, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?

    Why do Americans believe that just because a big 3-D HD TV has an "Energy Star" label on it that they are actually doing something good for the environment by purchasing it, as opposed to purchasing a much smaller TV that uses far less energy?

    Why do the liberals / Democrats / socialists rail against the coal companies and the oil and natural gas companies while not doing a single thing to significantly reduce their own consumption of fossil fuels?

    What has the Obama administration actually done to replace a fossil fuel source of energy with a renewable source of energy?

    Just a few other questions to that go hand-in-hand with the whole "Climate Change" issue.

    Stay on topic bozo.. your pathetic political tirades are boring and sophomoric to say the least.
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    May 19, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Maybe because it is made-up politically-inspired pop science?
    Ask Al Gore, the man who invented the Internet and whose house uses more carbon footprint in one year than I will in an entire lifetime!
  • Timbales

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    May 19, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Humans alter the environment to suit their wishes more than any other animal on the planet. We level and paves millions of square feet of land to drive on, build on and play on.

    Anyone who gardens knows that you can create a micro-climate by using materials & moisture to grow plants by using materials & moisture that normally won't thrive in your regular zone.

    To think that what we do to the Earth doesn't have an effect on weather patterns and natural climate conditions is either arrogance, ignorance or just plain stupidity.
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    May 19, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Because some Americans today still cant tell the difference between science and pseudo science. Sad
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 19, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    metta8 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?




    Oh c'mon...we have more important things to worry about --- like Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, will Lindsay Lohan ever have to STAY in jail, and who's going to win "American Idol" icon_eek.gif
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    May 19, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    metta8 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?




    Oh c'mon...we have more important things to worry about --- like Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, will Lindsay Lohan ever have to STAY in jail, and who's going to win "American Idol" icon_eek.gif
    LMAO touche'
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    May 19, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    metta8 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?




    Oh c'mon...we have more important things to worry about --- like Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, will Lindsay Lohan ever have to STAY in jail, and who's going to win "American Idol" icon_eek.gif


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    May 19, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    because SOME (not all!) of them are stupid. There's no simpler way to put it; they just don't buy scientific facts that are thrown in their face.

    Selective registration of information is something very close to escapism...
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    May 19, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    And why are Americans always the target of these challenges when there are plenty of countries (yes, even in Europe) that are backwards and slow in progress?
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    May 19, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    metta8 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?




    Climate change has been occurring long before there were Americans.
  • SkyMiles

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    May 19, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Ignorance is bliss.
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    May 19, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    southbeach1500 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?

    Why do Americans believe that just because a big 3-D HD TV has an "Energy Star" label on it that they are actually doing something good for the environment by purchasing it, as opposed to purchasing a much smaller TV that uses far less energy?

    Why do the liberals / Democrats / socialists rail against the coal companies and the oil and natural gas companies while not doing a single thing to significantly reduce their own consumption of fossil fuels?

    What has the Obama administration actually done to replace a fossil fuel source of energy with a renewable source of energy?

    Just a few other questions to that go hand-in-hand with the whole "Climate Change" issue.

    Stay on topic bozo.. your pathetic political tirades are boring and sophomoric to say the least.


    Wasn't southbeach bashing the idea of alternative sources of fuel? And now he is bashing Obama for not finding this alternative source of fuel which he called a scam?

    Interesting...
  • Mepark

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    May 19, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    metta8 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?




    Because they've been fed the name "global warming" when in fact the opposite is happening before their eyes. Climate change, yes. Global warming, hell no.
  • MagillaNectar

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    May 19, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Why do people ask "Why do Americans..." when it generalizes and marginalizes one of the most diverse countries on earth?
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    May 19, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    Because it's not true...like the Holocaust!
  • Bigolbear

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    May 19, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhy Do Americans Continue to Deny Climate Change?


    What has the Obama administration actually done to replace a fossil fuel source of energy with a renewable source of energy?




    •Recovery Act Investments in Clean Energy
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included more than $80 billion in the generation of renewable energy sources, expanding manufacturing capacity for clean energy technology, advancing vehicle and fuel technologies, and building a bigger, better, smarter electric grid, all while creating new, sustainable jobs.

    •Appliance Efficiency Standards
    The Administration has established more stringent energy efficiency standards for commercial and residential appliances, including microwaves, kitchen ranges, dishwashers, light bulbs and other common appliances.

    •Leadership in Sustainability
    President Obama signed an Executive Order on Federal Sustainability, committing the Federal Government to lead by example and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2020, increase energy efficiency, and reduce fleet petroleum consumption.

    •Efficiency Standards for Cars and Trucks
    In May 2009, President Obama announced the first ever joint fuel economy/greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks. In May 2010, President Obama created the first-ever efficiency and emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty cars and trucks.

    •Making Homes More Energy Efficient
    Recovery Through Retrofit will eliminate key barriers in the home retrofit industry by providing consumers with access to straightforward information about their home’s energy use, promoting innovative financing options to reduce upfront costs, and developing national standards to ensure that workers are qualified and consumers benefit from home retrofits.


    Again, I will stop at 5.
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    May 19, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    MagillaNectar saidWhy do people ask "Why do Americans..." when it generalizes and marginalizes one of the most diverse countries on earth?


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    May 19, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    They deny, more specifically, that climate change is caused by humans because that would imply collective guilt, personal responsibility to admit to it, social responsibility to do something about it, and worst of all, shared sacrifice to see it through.
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    May 19, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    REALLY i know darn Americans
    no seriously maybe if we make it into a action movie and stair a lot of sexy actors in it with there shirts off then maybe we could get the message through
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