Climate change denial as far-right politics: How abandonment of scientific method paved the way for Trump
作者: Gavin Byrne
作者单位: 1Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK
刊名: Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 2020, Vol.11 (1), pp.30-60
来源数据库: Edward Elgar Publishing
DOI: 10.4337/jhre.2020.01.02
关键词: NazismClimate change denialDonald TrumpScientific method
原始语种摘要: In this article I show that the form of argument put forward by the climate change denial movement in the United States (US) closely resembles that used in Nazi Germany with regard to Nazi racial definitions. Each involves a rejection of scientific method. This rejection inherently lends itself to far-right politics, which is a philosophy of prejudice. The prevalence of such a philosophy in contemporary American political culture, exemplified through climate change denial, has arguably opened the door for a president of Trump's type. Nevertheless, the US Constitution is far more difficult to suspend than that of the Weimar Republic. As a result, US institutional safeguards against a philosophy of prejudice are likely to hold against a short-term assault on environmental justice in a way...
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  • denial 否定
  • right 右边的
  • change 变化
  • threat 威胁
  • politics 政治
  • scientific 科学
  • abandonment 放弃
  • prejudice 损害
  • contemporary 流行
  • result 成果