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A reformed climate denier

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oxfam_climate changeFor all those climate deniers out there, I recommend that you read a recent article republished by Salon, “I was once a climate change denier,” by Kasra Hassani, a scientist with a PhD in microbiology and immunology.

In the article Hassani describes his journey past all of the typical denier positions, such as the “we have bigger problems” phase, or the “it’s all a conspiracy” phase, or the “OK, it may be happening, but who knows if it’s our fault” phase.

His bottom line: “No human is free of bias. There could be certain social, political and even personal circumstances that would stiffen a thought or belief in one’s mind. It takes effort try to identify our biases and rid ourselves of them, or at least be conscious of them. But it’s definitely worth it.”

Take that, Sen. Inhofe!

 Image by Oxfam International via Flickr cc

 

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Written by William DiBenedetto

24 November, 2014 at 6:00 am

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  1. Read? It would be more realistic to hope that any given denier might sit still long enough to have the evidence read To them.

    Barbra & Jack Donachy

    24 November, 2014 at 6:42 am


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