All rational inquiry begs the question why it is that any individual would deny the overwhelming scientific consensus of climate change, there are any number of party guidelines and their catch phrases along the campaign trail that have stuck in our minds, but then the reality sinks in a bit and it’s something we all understand, climate denial is effectively corruption. I could try and give my own explanation but I think Dave Johnson over at OurFuture.org did a much better job, it’s short and sweet and ends with obvious conclusion:
“There is one and only one interest that wants the climate talks to fail – fossil-fuel companies. There is one and only one interest that wants people to believe that there is no need to fight the climate change their industry’s pollution is causing. It is simply remarkable to see a political party working so obviously in the service of an industry like we see today. This level of blatant, obvious corruption for all to see is unprecedented.
Climate denial is not “ideology”; it is simply corruption. You can’t have an “ideology” that says one plus one equals three, but you can have a wealthy interest that wants it to be three and pays a political party to say so. When we finally see this as nothing more than corruption, we will understand how it should be dealt with.”