… Trump has made no secret of his skepticism of man-made climate change, perhaps most famously with his assertion in 2012 that climate change was a hoax perpetrated by China. …
But while the full-on embrace of climate skepticism may make political sense for the White House—only 25 percent of Trump voters think climate change is caused by humans—it likely won’t resonate with the Texans who must now live through Harvey and its long-term effects.
A growing body of research suggests that perceptions of climate change are influenced by experience with climate-related natural disasters. CONT.
Jared Keller, Pacific Standard