Extreme Politics and Education
The report mentioned in yesterday's post might show there's a difference between anthropogenic global warming and other controversies. Increasing education might increase divisions in the controversy over AGW but it might not do so elsewhere. I suspect that us better-educated wingnuts are less likely to be Creationists [CITATION NEEDED] and that better-educated moonbats are less likely blame capitalist speculators for high oil prices [CITATION NEEDED]. The increasing divisions about alleged global warming might reflect something that is genuinely uncertain.
As for my take on AGW, it might be occurring. On the other hand, the real controversy isn't AGW but rather CCGW (capitalism-caused global warming). To the extent AGW is taking place, it's either the fault of those d@mn no-nukes hippies or the fault of the corrupt alleged Communists running China.