We conducted a one-year longitudinal study in which 600 American adults regularly reported their climate change beliefs, pro-environmental behavior, and other climate-change related measures. Using latent class analyses, we uncovered three clusters of Americans with distinct climate belief trajectories: (1) the “Skeptical,” who believed least in climate change; (2) the “Cautiously Worried,” who had moderate beliefs in climate change; and (3) the “Highly Concerned,” who had the strongest beliefs and concern about climate change. Cluster membership predicted different outcomes: the “Highly Concerned” were most supportive of government climate policies, but least likely to report individual-level actions, whereas the “Skeptical” opposed policy solutions but were most likely to report engaging in individual-level pro-environmental behaviors. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.[emphasis by me - Borepatch] Hey, it's Science®! You don't want to be a Science Denier, do you?
But this somehow reminds me of someone ...
HYPOCRITE, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.Tagged "It' not easy being green" because, well, you know.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary