Over at the Washington Post, Ezra Klein blogs about a new study of attitudes toward climate change. Here’s a teaser.
You might think opinions on climate change are driven by news stories, or extreme weather events, or, if you’re really optimistic, publicly available scientific research. But it turns out that politicians affect the way that Americans view the issue more than almost anything else, according to a new paper in the journal Climatic Change.
Which is yet another reason why my fellow Republicans should start taking care not to elect so many frothing ideologues, e.g., Rick Santorum, who is really proud that he has never believed in global warming, and thinks it’s a big hoax.