"I'd Rather Not Know: the Psychology of Climate Denial"

"If the evidence is overwhelming that man-made climate change is already upon us and set to wreak planetary havoc, why do so many people refuse to believe it?

The UN's panel of climate scientists, in a landmark report, described the proof of global warming as 'unequivocal.' That was two years ago, and since then hundreds of other studies have pointed to an ever-bleaker future, with a potential loss of life numbering in the tens of millions, if not more.

Yet survey after survey from around world reveals deep-seated doubt among the public. ...

Experts see several explanations for the eagerness with which so many dismiss climate change as overblown or a hoax."

AFP had the story December 1, 2009.

See Also:

"Time To Confront the Invisible Enemy That Threatens Us All" (UK Independent Climate Change special)

Source: AFP, 12/02/2009