21 on the first denial item the effects of global

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Unformatted text preview: elites have challenged the 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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