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Poll: take skeptics seriously?

A UBC Okanagan professor is interested in what makes a climate change skeptic tick.

Greg Garrard, a professor of sustainability, has partnered with academics at four universities around the world to investigate how climate change skeptics differ across different countries, and where this skepticism comes from.

“Studies show they tend to be older, wealthy, white men for the most part, so there’s kind of sociological studies that have been done but no one’s really ever before engaged with what they’ve been writing,” said Garrard. “No one’s been really taking them seriously as writers and that’s what we decided to do.”

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