Questioning the accepted, progressive wisdom of global warming is the smart thing to do. Don’t believe me? Here is the evidence. Republicans with higher levels of education are more likely than those in their parties with less education to say that the seriousness of global warming is “generally exaggerated” according to a new Gallup poll published in the US.
To enhance the belief that a little learning can be a wonderful thing while a lot of learning is even better, by contrast Democrats with some college or more are less likely than those with less education to believe the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated.
Here is how Gallup frames it:
In Gallup’s view, “These opposing trends by party suggest that higher levels of education reinforce core partisan positions; in this case, Republicans’ strong tendency to question or deny global warming and Democrats’ inclination to affirm it. The trends also suggest that partisanship rather than education is a main lens through which Americans view global warming and its effects, particularly for those who claim allegiance to one of the two major political parties.”
Overall Gallup found that both Democratic and Republican college graduates believe they understand the issue of climate change “very well,” – although drawing vastly differing conclusions in the process.
I’d prefer to put it this way: Republicans show their innate superior intelligence by challenging global warming orthodoxy. Democrats are more inherently lazy thinkers because the political left are takers, not givers. They prefer any work to be done for them by somebody else.
All of which explains why Democrats simply swallow whatever a tendentious bore like Al Gore tells them and then repeat it without question. That’s easier than going to the effort of thinking for themselves.