“Believing in science doesn’t make you a liberal; it makes you literate.”
The reason conservatives deny climate change is because it threatens their worldview. Any realistic person knows that the only way to combat climate change is through collective action of the people. This is blasphemy to the conservative ideologues who must maintain the belief that each individual can conquer problems on an individual basis.
Conceding that we need collective action to solve a problem destroys their false world view of free markets and individuality. This is why conservatives deny climate change. Climate change doesn’t only pose a threat to the planet or humanity, it poses a threat to the free market myth that dominates our culture. This is why the Koch Brothers, Exxon Mobil, and other capitalists wage a battle against the science of climate change.
They realize what many liberals don’t. In order to save the planet and humanity, we must radically alter our economy and the way we interact with the environment. This means putting the fossil fuel industry out of business!
Understanding science doesn’t make you liberal