Saturday, March 8, 2008

Political Views Trump All?

From a recent post on GristMill, Miles Grant offers the an opinion in discussing the reason global warming deniers are still denying the preponderance of research data.
But the more I've listened to these speakers, the more I've realized that for most of them, it's not about the science. Panels don't go five minutes without attacking Al Gore or comparing climate activists to socialists who want to destroy capitalism. Deniers are part of a political culture that frames the world in terms of left and right, so they've absorbed global warming into that broader paradigm of partisan politics.

What do you think? Is it possible that he's right and that a large portion of deniers aren't blind to the science but are blinded by their political views?