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reality of climate change via conservative talk radio, websites, television news, and newspapers (e.g., Wolcott,
2007). Thus, we argued that conservative white males in the general public would be more likely than other adults
to embrace and defend the claims of conservative white male elites. This follows reasoning by Kahan et al. (2007,
p. 467): “It is natural for individuals to adopt a posture of extreme skepticism, in particular when charges of
societal danger are leveled at activities integral to social roles constructed by their cultural commitments.” Change
Conservative white males dislike change
McCright, Associate Professor of Sociology in Lyman Briggs College, Department of Sociology, and Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan
State University, Dulap, Regents Professor of Psychological Sciences, Sociology. In addition to his empirical work, Dr. Dunlap regularly writes assessments of
theoretical developments in the field of environmental sociology, 2011.( Aaron M., Riley E., “Cool Dudes: The Denial of
Climate Change Among Conservative White Males in the United States,” Global Environm...
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