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Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

One of the more amusing climate dramas in the wake of the Trump victory, is watching Liberal attempts to construct a theory of Conservative climate “denial”, so they can figure out which button to prod to make us all support carbon pricing.

This one weird trick will not convince conservatives to fight climate change

Clever new arguments are beside the point.

Updated by David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com Dec 28, 2016, 9:10am EST

Conservative climate denialists are a source of immense frustration to scientists and liberals — and have been for decades. As long as I’ve been writing, there’s been a perpetual quest to find just the right argument to appeal to conservatives and pierce their denial.

This has led to periodic flurries of headlines in the climate journosphere around various social science studies that purport to finally crack the nut, to find the argument that…

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