The Moral Roots of Environmental Attitudes

Organization: Psychological Science

Researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley examine why Americans’ attitudes about the environment are highly polarized and how moralized discourse may be affecting the ideological divide.   WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK: The type of moral rhetoric often used to convey environmental concerns may contribute to the polarization of environmental attitudes among liberals and...
A survey of climate blog users aims to identify the variables underlying acceptance and rejection of climate science and the connection to endorsement of conspiracy theories and perception of scientific consensus.