A lot of them complain because they say the word denial puts them in the same bin as holocaust deniers. That's too bad. But the thing is, they do have something in common: a denial of evidence and of scientific consensus.— Phil Plait
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So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.
David Irving is under arrest in Austria for Holocaust denial.
Perhaps there is a case for making climate change denial an offence - it is a crime against humanity after all.
Almost everywhere, climate change denial now looks as stupid and as unacceptable as Holocaust denial.
It is deeply pejorative to call someone a "climate change denier".
This is because it is a phrase designedly reminiscent of the idea of Holocaust Denial.
I would be absolutely astounded if population growth and industrialisation and all the stuff we are pumping into the atmosphere hadn't changed the climatic balance. Of course it has. There is no valid argument for denial.
I think the people running climate change denial campaigns are sociopaths.
Denialism, a concept that was first widely used, as far as I know, for those who claimed that the Holocaust was a fraud, is the concept I believe we should use.
It's about the climate-change "denial industry", .
..we should have war crimes trials for these bastards - some sort of climate Nuremberg.
It is fairly well-known what has been behind that climate change denial in America: vast sums pumped into an ignorance industry by the oil and gas lobbies.
So when you're dealing with an existential threat like death or like climate change, if you see it as 'we are all toast anyway,' then denial is a pretty good way of coping.
I don't believe that climate-change fiction will change the mind of a denier because most of the deniers I've met are basically in a cult situation. It's a faith issue. It's not a rational issue. There's no fact that's going to change their mind. They simply believe in the cult of climate-change denial and it somehow feeds into the rest of the mythos of their own life story.
By looking the other way on climate change we facilitate a collective denial, and we do it for each other.
And that is what is behind the abrupt rise in climate change denial among hardcore conservatives: they have come to understand that as soon as they admit that climate change is real, they will lose the central ideological battle of our time—whether we need to plan and manage our societies to reflect our goals and values, or whether that task can be left to the magic of the market.
The science [of global warming] is beyond dispute.
.. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response
Anyone who would tackle our current addiction to fossil fuels is going to have to maneuver around denial.
A lot of people go straight from denial to despair without pausing in the middle and doing something about it.