A Mission for MARS: The Success of Climate Change Skeptic Rhetoric in the US

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https://doi.org/10.29107/rr2020.2.4

Abstrakt

Nadawcy radiowi i telewizyjni zarzucają naukowcom zajmującym się klimatem „promowanie mistyfikacji globalnego ocieplenia”, zalecając „ujawnienie ich nazwisk i zwolnienie z pracy, powołanie do wojska i zamknięcie w koszarach” (Rush Limbaugh); popełnienie „hara kiri” (Glenn Beck); i „publiczne wychłostanie” (Mark Morano). Konserwatywne media odgrywają kluczową rolę w promowaniu sceptycyzmu wobec zmian klimatu, którą to postawę obserwuje się najczęściej pośród białych mężczyzn z klasy średniej. Pytanie brzmi, dlaczego klasa średnia nadal popiera „radykalne” propozycje? W artykule zaproponowano spojrzenie na ten temat z perspektywy antyintelektualizmu. Postawa ta pozwala wyjaśnić, dlaczego retoryka promująca sceptycyzm wobec zmian klimatu znajduje poparcie pośród „radykałów z amerykańskiej klasy średniej” (ang. MARS = Middle American Radicals).

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Alexander Ruser, University of Agder

Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Work

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Ruser, Alexander. 2020. „A Mission for MARS: The Success of Climate Change Skeptic Rhetoric in the US”. "Res Rhetorica" 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.29107/rr2020.2.4.