Why do Climate Denial and Racism go Hand in Hand? Continued.

March 24, 2015

Famously climate denying Senator Ted Cruz announced for  President this week.

Above, see   Senator Cruz’s extravagant praise for one of the 20th century’s most prominent Southern racist segregationists, Jesse Helms. There’s a little well-documented history there for those too young to remember.

I’ve posted before on the link between racism and climate change denial, and I’ve noted that Senator Jim Inhofe is to climate denial as Strom Thurmond was to civil rights.  Both clung to outmoded and terribly destructive irrational prejudice, long beyond what reason would dictate. Even Thurmond softened his racial rhetoric in later years – while Inhofe has grown only more bombastic and shrill.

Here is yet another example, in Senator Cruz open admiration for Jesse Helms. Maybe there’s an answer to this in the way the denialist brain functions, that’s an area for further research.

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151 Responses to “Why do Climate Denial and Racism go Hand in Hand? Continued.”


  1. […] A well known climate denier (who would probably want me to link to him) demonstrates once again something I’ve noticed and commented on for years. […]


  2. Goebbels would be proud of you fools.

    Say, who was Robert Gates? Democrat, KKK klegal, served in the US senate until 2010.

    Lol.


  3. […] journalists are well trained to ignore this particular gorilla, but I’ve made the point many times that there is a large cross over between climate deniers and racists. One thing we can thank Donald […]


  4. […] pointed out the correlation between climate denial and racism a number of times. That’s not the only bigotry that seems epidemic in the climate denial […]


  5. […] to support Donald Trump’s aggressively racist campaign, Republicans continue to demonstrate what I’ve been noting for years. Racism and climate denial are joined at the […]


  6. […] on his belief that President Obama was not born in the US. This is not peculiar to Trump – like racism, birtherism is endemic to the climate denial […]


  7. […] noted previously (following Peter Sinclair’s insights on the matter), racism and global warming denial seem to go hand in […]


  8. […] been saying it for years, there is some toxic neurological loop that is common to racists and climate […]


  9. […] support Donald Trump’s aggressively racist campaign, Republicans continue to demonstrate what I’ve been noting for years. Racism and climate denial are joined at the […]


  10. […] Climate denial and racism go together like peas and carrots. […]


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