Climate skepticism linked with more scientific knowledge

For years, the left has claimed that conservatives and others who do not view global climate change as a “crisis” are simply “anti-science.” The reality, according to a new study, “High science literacy actually boosts the likelihood that certain people will challenge what constitutes credible climate science.”

If you ARE someone who takes science seriously, this finding should not be surprising (although it was apparently surprising to the folks doing the study). After all, anyone who is more knowledgeable about a given topic is likely to be more willing to buck the dominant paradigm and have their own views on various issues. The ignorant, on the other hand, are likely to fall in line with whatever the media and/or the so-called “experts” say.

Given that the media and government so often work hand-in-hand to promote the belief that more government is always and everywhere the answer to all of our problems, the role of organizations like the Rio Grande Foundation is to encourage skepticism of these institutions through education.

HT: Ted Berthelote