Here’s an interesting little thing. Some US sociologists asked some politically conservatives whether they accepted the science on climate change. But the question was framed in a way that suggested the way to solve the problem was either a) greater government regulation or b) deregulation to encourage nuclear power.
As the researches put it, people “resist factual information that threatens their defining values”.
Now, we know this is crazy. Whether climate change is real doesn’t depend on the implications on economic policy. It’s either happening or it isn’t. But this is how people think and we’ve got to find a way round it.