Monday, May 7, 2018

Damned Global Warming hypocrites

Rick emails to point to a scientific study saying that people who are most concerned about "climate change" are least likely to do anything about it:
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 ...

HYPOCRITEn. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
Tagged "It' not easy being green" because, well, you know.

4 comments:

harp1034 said...

Ah yes Old Owl Gore. A hypocrite's hypocrite. Lives in a mansion. Rides around in big gas guzzling automobiles.

Old NFO said...

Yep, rules are for the Proles, not the elite...

deborah harvey said...

there has always been climate variability.
do you see any dinosaurs around?
is england still a tropical island?
we have enjoyed a stable climate, ideal for growing crops, for a couple of centuries.
it cannot last, according to the geological record.
change is inevitable. adjusting to change is a priority, not yelling about it.
as time passes there will be longer rain free periods interspersed with periods of heavy downpours.
there will be stronger winds and heavier snows.
so.. adapt by building your house with a steep roof and a strong roof for prevention of snow damage.
make sure it is well anchored to withstand strong winds.
have cisterns for water cachement, to provide for times of drought in times of heavy rainfall.
protect you vegetable gardens from wind, rain and sun.
don't build a house in a low lying location just because it has been dry there for the last 50 years.
have a strong , overbuilt basement for tornado shelter.
be aware.

SiGraybeard said...

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.

This has the ring of truth because it parallels other observations of similarly aligned clusters. For example, the cluster that most wants government action to reduce poverty and "help the poor" does the least to help out of their own pockets, while the cluster skeptical of governmental policy solutions is more likely to contribute money out of their own pockets to help others.

One might reduce that to the first cluster wants "someone else" to fix things while the second thinks they can fix them.