Joanne Nova reports on the *’economic crack being smoked in lefty circles’:
[…] Is that motivated recall or motivated analysis?
The researchers report on “motivated recall” but use some pretty “motivated analysis” to misunderstand their data.
“A mediation analysis suggested that the tendency for conservatives to be more skeptical of climate change is consistent with a stronger motivation to justify the economic system.
I’ll translate that for them:
A mediation analysis suggested that the tendency for progressives to be more gullible about climate change is consistent with a stronger motivation to justify their anti-capitalist economic system.
To their credit, the paper does mention something on these lines — the researchers admit that they hadn’t been looking for it, but, golly, their results raise the possibility that the anti-capitalists “may possess an opposing motivation”…. and “nonconsiously exaggerate”. No kidding. The Carbon Wolf will eat the Penguin King, drown whole Cities, and unleash the God of War?
Given the historic rank failure of anti-capitalist economies, it’s only fitting that those who lean toward communism might also lean towards the Doctrine of the evil Carbon Wolf. (That’s the unlikely faith that humans can control the climate despite us making only 4% of a trace gas that is not even the dominant greenhouse gas, and the almost total lack of evidence or predictive association between CO2 and long term climate change.)
An Experimental Psychology paper? That explains everything.
Hennes et al (2016) “Motivated Recall in the Service of the Economic System: The Case of Anthropogenic Climate Change,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, published online April 28, 2016. [PDF freely available].
Speaking of economics,
UAH now out for April
Australia this century….. trend is -.0035°C/year
That’s er, down? Now there’s a surprise for the Green Blob. This news is followed by billions of dollars of global warming rains across Australia from the North.
Thanks to the current warm water to the North, “global warming” rains are pouring across the continent, delivering billions of dollars of good economic times to farmers and pastoralists. From the South West, early season cold fronts have been marching across the wheat-belts adding more billions of dollars. More on the way.
So global warming is the number 1 threat to the world’s economies? Pull the other leg Barack Obama, it’s got bells on.\