Could it be the sales techniques? In listening to warmist trolls and trying to interact, it occurred to me that these are the worst salesmen on earth. Their techniques alienate. Which may be why more science education equals less belief.
If global warming people sold cars:
Salesman: Hello, Mr and Ms Jones. I see you’re here to purchase a car. I have the perfect car for you. It’s a Honda Prius.
Mr. J: I’m not really interested in a Prius.
Sale: What? You aren’t considering buying a gas-guzzling SUV or something, are you?
Mrs J: We need an SUV for our business.
Sale: What business are you in—planet killing????
Mr. J: I don’t think this is a good idea.
Sale: I can make you a great price on that Prius. EVERYONE is buying Priuses. Everyone who is interested in the planet, that is.
Mr. J: You are insulting us and you want to sell me a car?
Sale: Not insulting. I’m trying to keep you from looking like one of those devilish conservatives who hate the earth. I’m trying to help you.
Mrs. J: It doesn’t sound like it.
Sale: That’s only because you’re not smart enough to understand sales. If you weren’t so uneducated, you’d know what a favor I’m doing you.
Mrs J: I’ve had enough. We’re out of here.
Sale: NO! I can make you an extraordinary deal. If you walk out now, you’re just affirming you’re redneck hicks.
Mr. J: We should leave NOW.
Sale: You are just hopeless fools. I am trying to tell you how to be like everyone else, join the consensus of car owners who KNOW how bad gasoline cars are and you hicks are just walking away. You are so backward and uneducated.
Mr. and Mrs. J get in their car and leave.
Manager: What happened Saleman?
Sale: Not my fault. Some people just don’t know when they are being helped. They were too dumb to buy here anyway.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones go to another dealer and spend $50,000 on a perfect SUV. The salesman at that dealership made a tidy sum and got a customer for life. Salesman at the first dealership assures himself he did nothing wrong and only the pigheadedness of the couple kept them from making the right decision—to buy that Prius.
I think I see the problem in selling global warming…..