From the Washington Post: Why are so many Americans skeptical about climate change? A study offers a surprising answer.
Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific study sheds new light on the role played by corporate money in creating that divide.
The report, a systematic review of 20 years’ worth of data, highlights the connection between corporate funding and messages that raise doubts about the science of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the warming of the planet. The analysis suggests that corporations have used their wealth to amplify contrarian views and create an impression of greater scientific uncertainty than actually exists.
The Diva could not readily locate the URL for the study cited. Thanks to Rob Dale for finding the report. It is titled Corporate funding and ideological polarization about climate change