Ministry of Ideas

Climate of Denial

Episode Summary

Human-caused climate change is real and growing in impact. Yet many Americans see climate change as a belief that they can opt out of. Two belief structures are to blame: American Protestantism and postmodernism.

Episode Notes

Human-caused climate change is real and growing in impact. Yet many Americans see climate change as a belief that they can opt out of. Two belief structures are to blame: American Protestantism and postmodernism.

Guests

Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology and psychology at Stanford University and author of When God Talks Back.

Gary Aylesworth, professor emeritus of philosophy at Eastern Illinois University.

Lee McIntyre, Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and author of Post-Truth.