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Climate Change Ranks As Most Divisive Political Issue in New Poll

A new poll identified climate change as the single most politically divisive issue among a list of hot-button issues including abortion, gun control, and the death penalty, says a recent Huffington Post article. The survey, conducted by University of New Hampshire sociology professor Lawrence Hamilton, revealed that climate change garnered gaps of 53 percentage points […]

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How to Approach a Climate Skeptic

Climate change continues to be a highly polarizing issue. According to psychological research, part of the issue has to do with the way our brains process information. We’re biologically predisposed to seek out and trust information that confirms our existing points of view, a phenomenon known by psychologists as “confirmation bias.” This means that those […]

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