If we aren’t causing it, why would reducing emissions fix it?
According to a new poll, a majority of folks in South Carolina — from both parties — agree that it’s time to do something about global warming. However, while the majority of Democrats polled believe that humans are driving recent warming, a majority of Republicans cite "natural processes."
This position by Republicans, which I think is fairly common, strikes me as a strange artifact of their cultural biases.
They see the notion that humans are driving global warming as part of a narrative spun by human-hating, nature-worshiping, blame-America-first liberals (the bogey man liberals that populate their dark fantasies, anyway). But they see clean energy as part of a narrative of American innovation and capitalism. So they reject the first and embrace the second.
But that position is logically incoherent. If human-emitted CO2 isn’t causing the problem, why would reducing human CO2 emissions solve the problem? Why support a massive retrofitting of the American economy if the present economy isn’t a problem?
Anybody care to explain this to me?