What, according to Klein is among the major reasons for climate change denial by Republicans and other conservatives? What is it that they fear about “the climate-change hoax?” What about this conservative story regarding climate change does Klein believe is correct?

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Prompts Choose 1:

– What, according to Klein is among the major reasons for climate change denial by Republicans and other conservatives? What is it that they fear about “the climate-change hoax?” What about this conservative story regarding climate change does Klein believe is correct? (Note: not all conservatives or Republicans deny climate change.)

– In the later portions of the essay (21ff) Klein references research that tries to understand why people may deny the realities laid out by science. What do you think of this explanation? What does this help Klein see as particularly dangerous about climate change denial (25)?
What are the concerns that Klein raises about the strategies of the major (large scale) environmental organizations in relation to this form of climate denial?

Prompts:

– Identify 2 of the 6 ways that responding to climate change raises concerns for conservatives, according to Klein, and try to explain how responding appropriately to the realities of climate change poses a threat to conservative ideologies. Do you agree?

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