Why Republicans Deny Climate Change

Since the turn of the millennium worldwide climate change, more commonly known as global warming, has become a prevalent issue in American politics.  This topic has been supported primarily by the Democratic Party and the Liberal side of the political spectrum.  Republicans and those on the Conservative side of the spectrum have generally denied global warming since its public unveiling for several reasons.  The first is politics, as Conservative citizens tend to be in positions of corporate power.  They tend to disregard scientific fact when it interferes with their business, such as the regulation of pollution and waste disposal, which proves to be more costly than the ladder.  The Conservative perspective also rejects the Liberal suggested change of behavior, included recycling and new sources of renewable energy because they are either too costly or go against traditional ways of thinking.  The second and largest reason Republicans generally deny climate change is religion.  This aspect is deeply rooted in Conservative values and seems to affect their beliefs more than anything else.  Republicans tend to be Christians primarily settled in the Southern and Midwest regions of the United States.  A select amount of Christians believe in scientific reasoning are trying to undermine the works of religion, by trying to remove God from educational teachings and popular culture all together.  This sort of hostility results in a general opposition to scientific fact in order to preserve the essence of their religion.  The third reason that Conservatives reject climate change is political opposition.  Since global warming was brought to the forefront of public attention in the early 2000s, it has been interpreted as a generally Liberal movement.  This specific title has resulted in a natural reaction in the two party system.  Republicans have moved to refute the Democratic claims of climate change because they simply do not coincide with their political motives.  Those that support reversing global warming are seen as “environmentalist” and Conservative media outlets have done everything in their power to discredit the movement.

In conclusion, Republicans reject the social motion against climate change because it interferes with their economic, religious and political viewpoints.  Many Conservatives deny blatant science and would rather prosper economically, rejecting the environmental consequences, place faith in the detailed guidelines of their ancient religion and refuse to compromise with the opposite end of the bi-partisan system.  History always repeats itself, and in my opinion Republicans that deny climate change are no better than the Renaissance Christians that refused to believe the world was spherical.

Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-most-Republicans-believe-global-warming-is-a-hoax

-Jack Pakozdi


One thought on “Why Republicans Deny Climate Change

  1. I enjoyed this post. It is crazy to me to think hat so many people out there refuse to accept the fact that climate change is happening to our planet and that we need to do something about it.
    -Kellie Behrle


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