… too many of us treat science as subjective “” something we customize to reduce cognitive dissonance between what we think and how we live.
In the case of global warming, this dissonance is especially traumatic for many conservatives, because they have based their whole worldview on the idea that unfettered capitalism “” and the asphalt-paved, gas-guzzling consumer culture it has spawned “” is synonymous with both personal fulfillment and human advancement. The global-warming hypothesis challenges that fundamental dogma, perhaps fatally.
Canada’s conservative National Post has long published anti-science disinformation, as Deep Climate has catalogued and debunked.
But comments editor and Post columnist Jonathan Kay has just published a thermonuclear repudiation of “Global-warming deniers” (his term). And Kay is no liberal — his bio says he is “a regular contributor to Commentary magazine and the New York Post“!
The column deserves to be read in full: