Fox News fervently believes there is not change in the global environment for one reason–denying change obtains more viewers. After all, if thirty percent of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim and a solid 10% are convinced he was conceived in a gorilla camp somewhere in Africa, is it surprising a good hunk of the American population just thinks this summer was a bit on the hot side. Of course, there are devastating floods in Asia, areas are reporting the highest temperatures in generations, but this type of talk is simply liberals trying to frighten God fearing decent Americans. NASA reports this is the hottest year since humans began reporting global warmth. Russia has the worst drought in memory and farmers have already lost 40% of their wheat crop. We are experiencing what global change scientists have been warning about for years. But, to Fox News and right wing pundits such talk is merely spawned by Hollywood liberals bent on making movies to frighten folk and get them purchasing expensive popcorn.
Why do people deny reality? Americans believed there were WMD in Iraq and many still are convinced of their presence, the only problem in their mind is will they be alive when WMD are finally found. A heavy snow in Chicago convinces Fox News and millions they now possess evidence that Global Warming is a hoax. A denier seeks the anecdote and extrapolates from one case into a general theory that believes liberals attempt to twist the minds of people in order to create government programs funded by our tax money.
The good news for deniers is they will not be around when bad things really occur. The bad news is their children will experience weird times.