Why So Many Conservatives Deny Climate Science

Many conservatives understand the views of the scientific community, but they deny the science of climate change because popular solutions conflict with their values. As it happens, conservatives who know more about science are actually more likely to deny the science of climate change. Read more at Mother Jones or see Why Don't We Care More?.

There are certain questions, and certain ways of phrasing them, that lead conservatives to trumpet their political identities, rather than express their knowledge.