Why won't global warming and climate change deniers pull the blinders off their eyes?

Best answer: They do know, or rather, they have read that.
If they spend too much time watching foxnews or the like, they're constantly being told otherwise.
Like the 31,000 scientists in Oregon. (Most of whom are not scientists.)
What happens is that they really don't want the country to address global warming, so anything that supports that view attracts their attention.
And, of course, all their friends send them links that promote their fake science.

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My question for you is where do you get the number 97 from? second is where did you get the fact that humans are causing a lot of it?
The truth is that you probably heard it from someone who heard it from someone else who is full of crap.

Global warming is just part of an Earth climate cycle, and technically we are still in the previous ice age. Geology shows that in the past the Earth's magnetic field has changed polarity(north becomes south south becomes north) several times, Astronomy and physics show that the Earth goes through these cycles of heating and freezing every 25-30 thousand years. Now recent activity of the sun or lack of Sun spots shows that if this continues then we will more than likely go through a brief mini ice age in the next 30-50 years.

Global warming is a cycle, we as humans have not actually made that big of a difference. Now I'm not saying that we (as humans) haven't caused problems (that would be a complete load of crap), but I am saying that we are not the root cause nor did we pollute enough of the 5.1 x 10^18 kg of the atmosphere to cause it to start warming up.

Perhaps because they don't have any.

"Do they know 97% of scientists agree global warming and climate change are happening and that humans are causing a lot of it?!"

If you have reference for that I will certainly read it. I can't say fairer than that. I assume that you will have also read it and have checked the data first? Maybe if you had checked for yourself you would not ask such questions.

I say that because arguably the most famous 97% paper is by Cook et al (2013). When you actually read the paper, and not just believe such luminaries as President Obama, you find that the main thrust of the paper was not to get scientists' opinions at all. They surveyed the abstracts of climate papers.

The second point is that out of about 11,944 papers, only 64 claimed that man was mainly responsible. 64 out of 11,944 is not 97%. People have subsequently checked those 64 papers and have found that some are mis-characterised. The final result is only 0.3%.

Before you ask, yes, that fact has been noted in the peer-reviewed literature: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007...

Other then the outstanding real science not the information from Fox "News" we are still a country (assuming you are in the US) that has a good majority of our population who still believes that the sun revolves around the earth. If its to complicated to learn most people just believe that they are told and thats the end of the story.

We need evidence, empirical evidence not theories and models.
We need analysis of benefits and dangers of so called global warming, were it to happen.
Consensus has no place in science it is a kin to group thinking and dogma.

They do know, or rather, they have read that.
If they spend too much time watching foxnews or the like, they're constantly being told otherwise.
Like the 31,000 scientists in Oregon. (Most of whom are not scientists.)
What happens is that they really don't want the country to address global warming, so anything that supports that view attracts their attention.
And, of course, all their friends send them links that promote their fake science.