Liberal science is at it again. The latest in ridiculous leftist studies says that denying man-made global warming is racist. Or maybe they are saying that racists and climate deniers are the same thing. It’s not actually all that clear, but the general conclusion of this study is that white people hate Barack Obama, are racist, and don’t believe in global warming.
Some kook from a liberal arts college released this very important study: The spillover of race and racial attitudes into public opinion about climate change
And here’s some fun from the abstract:
The relationship between racial attitudes and public opinion about climate change is examined. Public opinion data from Pew and American National Election Studies surveys are used to show that racial identification and prejudices are increasingly correlated with opinions about climate change during the Obama presidency.
I’m sure you’ve already spotted some trouble with the scientific methodology of this study. Hating on Obama isn’t racist. That’s just something liberals said to deflect blame for how bad of a president he was.
Results show that racial identification became a significant predictor of climate change concern following Obama’s election in 2008, and that high levels of racial resentment are strongly correlated with reduced agreement with the scientific consensus on climate change.
Also, there is no scientific consensus on climate change/global warming. Climate scientists, whose jobs depend upon global warming being real believe in global warming, while other real scientists have no opinion on the matter. There is also a little problem that climate scientists can’t actually show any hard data that backs up their claims of man-made global warming.
These results offer evidence for an effect termed the spillover of racialization. This helps further explain why the public remains so polarized on climate change, given the extent to which racial grievances and identities have become entangled with elite communication about climate change and its related policies today.
Okay, so the basic premise of this study is that white people are racist because they disagreed with Obama and since Obama pushed the man-made global warming myth these racists also don’t believe in climate change. More or less the study’s author is claiming that racism is largely behind skepticism of global warming.
I have an alternate theory that has some solid science behind it: People who rightly believed that Obama was full of shit also don’t believe the global warming bullshit. I call it it the Unified Shit Theory. People with the ability to see through the crap can apply that skill to anything, whether it be ObamaCare or climate change. In some scientific circles they call this skill critical thinking, but most layman know it as commonsense. If something smells like shit, chances are it is shit.
I’m actually kind of shocked it took a liberal this long to link global warming with racism. They call everything racist and have a financial stake in pushing their climate change lie. It just seems like such a natural fit to shame people into believing their garbage with racism finger-pointing.
The most liberal thing about this study is that it uses fake science to promote other fake science. Anywhere else a double negative like that would make a positive, but in Liberal Land a double negative makes a “f*ck you, Nazi!”