Interest in the ongoing "football match between the trenches" continues, with an article on Yale Climate Forum by Keith Kloor, who discusses the Met Office's outreach work as well as Scott Denning's visit to the Heartland Conference. This bit was somewhat irksome.
Reminded that much opposition to climate science (and dismissal of climate change) seems ideological in nature, perhaps limiting the amount of headway that can be made on the science if people are already predisposed against it, Denning agreed that the culture war dynamic presents a high hurdle to overcome.
“Almost everyone that dismisses climate change as a problem does it for ideological or political reasons, not for scientific reasons,” he said. “We scientists need to recognize that.”
I clearly have an ideological objection to the use of unvalidated climate models as policy tools. There must be an "-ism" for that. :-)