A useful definition is to split it up into three sorts of denial;
Literal denial, which is like your denial industry funded by fossil fuel companies and there are lots of people who have written about that.
Then there is interpretive denial, which is what we know better as spin, which governments tend to use, much the same as where you talk about collateral damage instead of massacring civilians.
And then there is what we became most fascinated with, or I did in writing this section, is implicatory denial, which is the denial…something makes us afraid, if it conflicts with our self image and we have the ability to flick a switch in our brains and deny it. And that’s why the science is getting more and more certain but we have dropped at least 20% in Australia in terms of the people who believe climate change is real.
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