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Unformatted text preview: , Riley E., “Cool Dudes: The Denial of
Climate Change Among Conservative White Males in the United States,” Global Environmental
Change, Volume 21, October 2011, Pages 1163-1172, SJH)
Integrating insights from Kahan et al.’s (2007) identity-protective cognition thesis and [Jost et al., 2008] and
[Feygina et al., 2010]) empirical work on the strong system justification tendencies of conservatives, we argued
that conservative white males would be more likely than other adults in the US to express climate change denial
views. Further, risk perception scholars have found that white males who report atypically low environmental risk
perceptions are more conservative than are other adults (Slovic, 1999; see also [Flynn et al., 1994] and
[Satterfield et al., 2004]). We offered two complementary reasons for a conservative white male effect with regard
to climate change denial. On one level, conservative white males in the general public likely perceive conservative
white male elites to be their in-group. Over the last twenty years, conservative white male...
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