Political orientation moderates Americans’ beliefs and concern about climate change

  title={Political orientation moderates Americans’ beliefs and concern about climate change},
  author={A. McCright},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • A. McCright
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Climatic Change
  • I offer some theoretical insights to help us better understand the moderator effect of political orientation that Larry Hamilton and others have found in recent years. Reflexive modernization theory highlights an emerging tension between those who direct attention to the negative consequences of industrial capitalism such as climate change (e.g., the scientific community and environmental organizations) and those who defend the economic system against such critiques (e.g., the conservative… CONTINUE READING
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