This Changes Everything Setting & Symbolism

Naomi Klein
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Heartland Institute Conference

Klein attended the Heartland Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Climate Change in June 2011. Heartland a right-wing think tank that opposes taking climate action; many members, in fact, are non-believers and think that the entire climate control matter is a hoax. One speaker offered the possibility that the movement was a Trojan horse to sabotage democracy with the establishment of Marxist socioeconomic doctrine.

The Yale Cultural Cognition Project

Klein writes that the Yale Cultural Cognition Project found that one’s political leanings had a large impact on whether he believed in climate change or not. An individual’s political leanings are a bigger indicator of their belief in climate change than age, ethnicity or education level. A much larger percentage of climate change deniers are conservative Republicans. Deniers do not like to believe that their actions may be harming the environment which gives them more...

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