Psychological sciences’ Jeremy Shapiro discusses psychology behind denying climate change

The thinking error that makes people susceptible to climate change denial
The ConversationJeremy Shapiro, adjunct assistant professor of psychological sciences, discussed the psychology behind conspiracy theories in climate denialism. “From a scientific standpoint, these claims of disproof are absurd. Fluctuations in the weather don’t refute clear long-term trends in the climate,” he wrote. “Yet many people believe these claims, and the political result has been reduced willingness to take action to mitigate climate change.”