City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Climate Change Denial Is Denying Death

By edg - Posted on 12 November 2009

Copenhagen in December, but the battle for hearts and minds is being lost. 

Writes George Monbiot in his latest Guardian article: "There is no point in denying it: we’re losing. Climate change denial is spreading like a contagious disease."

Monbiot - as always impeccably researched - says the older people are, the more likely they are to deny climate change. Why?

"There are some obvious answers: they won’t be around to see the results; they were brought up in a period of technological optimism; they feel entitled, having worked all their lives, to fly or cruise to wherever they wish. But there might also be a less intuitive reason..."

Read the article here