Climate change deniers have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s win, and they’re taking to the Internet to express their frustration with scientists’ claim that the debate has been settled.
Man-caused climate change has been accepted as true by the vast majority of scientists, but right-wingers are growing increasingly angry at being shut out of the debate, or being told there isn’t any debate at all for them to participate in. And with Donald Trump winning the White House, they are more emboldened than ever to speak out against the theory of man-made global warming and protests like the “March for Science.”
Studies have shown that at least 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is happening, but most conservatives either deny this to be the case or claim that scientists are biased in favor of this theory in order to acquire funding for their studies, or that anyone who spoke out against global warming as a phenomenon would be ostracized in scientific circles.
A remarkable 53 out of 100 members of the U.S. Senate are climate change deniers, according to Motherboard. And in the House of Representatives, 232 out of 435 members are climate change deniers.
Right-leaning websites like Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, Infowars, and many others have popped up in recent years, and they all deny the existance of human-caused climate change, arguing that any significant change in global temperatures is just natural variance, even though they are hard-pressed to find a climate scientist who agrees with them.
Columnists across the nation have been arguing against the vast majority of scientists, claiming that they should be ignored and that nothing is wrong with the Earth.