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GLOBAL WARMING A case study in groupthink

February 21, 2018
By Christopher Booker

Otherwise intelligent people come to believe climate alarmism despite its implausibility, internal contradictions, contradictory data, evident corruption and ludicrous policy implications because of the power of ‘groupthink.’

Focusing on the U.K. the author examines why otherwise intelligent people come to believe climate alarmism despite its implausibility, internal contradictions, contradictory data, evident corruption and ludicrous policy implications. According to the author, the reason for this is the power of ‘groupthink’ to overpower the rational faculties that we would hope could play some role. The group that the believers want to belong to is that of the educated elite, which is why the average voter, worker, and citizen have not been duped by the theory of anthropogenic climate change.