Why Facts Don’t Unify Us

According to the Pew Research Center, the nation is more polarized than at any time in recent history. While some of the issues dividing us boil down to ideology and preference, there is at least one on which hard science should have a strong say — climate change. But do numbers and figures change people’s opinions?

Apparently, they do — they result in a deeper divide. CONT.

Tali Sharot (University College London) & Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard), New York Times