Chris Mooney offers fellow climate alarmists advice on how to patronize skeptics.
English major Mooney writes in his Huffington post commentary, “Why Republicans Deny Science: The Quest for a Scientific Explanation“:
…Here’s the bottom line: An increasing body of science suggests that we disagree about politics not for intellectual or philosophical reasons, but because we have fundamentally different ways of responding to the basic information presented to us by the world. These are often ways of which we are not even aware — automatic, subconscious — but that color all of our perceptions, and that effectively drive us apart politically…
“[T]he next time a Republican denies global warming, liberals ought to be better able to check the impulse to say “what an idiot!” and instead say something like, “I can understand why they have that kind of a response.”