John Quiggin, no The Croked Timber, tem um post sobre as dificuldades de convencer a direita negacionista a aceitar o aquecimento global. Mas mais interessante mesmo é o comentário do do Bruce Wilder nesse mesmo post. Um trecho:
I don’t imagine many rich people are actually in denial, though maybe — the rich people I know personally are pretty stupid about politics. I would think a common instinct would be some combination of:
1. something will turn up, be invented to rescue us, and I will probably invest in it and make money;
2. various ways will turn up to allow us to adapt to a changing climate — capitalism is infinitely adaptable, and I, or my heirs, can afford to cope with whatever comes.
Therefore, there’s no reason to panic. Why are these hysterical leftists always panicking?
The reality is that most rich people are rich, partly because they are very good at keeping the profit and socializing the losses. They put the costs off on some one else: pollution they do not want to pay to contain is the community’s problem; a loan they cannot afford to repay is a reason for a government bailout; the best cure for high unemployment is a lower wage — you just can’t get good help these days for $12/hour!
Mas leiam todo o comentário, além é claro do post do Quiggin.
ps.: sim, o aquecimento global e sua importância é um grande motivo para votar na Marina.