Q&A: Debunking the Deniers :: PEJ News :: Stories, Features, Opinion and Analysis :: Peace, Earth & Justice News (EXCERPT) Q: Where is the vehement opposition to the very idea that we need to do something about climate change? A: Some of it is ideological, part of a long history in the United States that equates environmental regulation as going down the slippery slope to socialism. And some is religious. Christian evangelicals don't like science in general and have found common cause with the coal industry as a way to be able to teach creationism. Obviously, the motivation of the coal industry is rather different but now these people have come together to undermine science in general. As I've said before the deniers HAVE to make this a political fight, because they've lost the scientific fight. All they've got are stolen emails that they've purposely misinterpreted to give "The Cause" new life, temporarily, because eventually the public wises up.