Ben,

This is kind of a disappointing response. When it comes to the question of whether or not college campuses are liberal echo chambers, is your response really that “liberals are right and conservatives are wrong”?

Climate change and creationism are straw men in the conservative/liberal divide. I don’t for a second doubt the existence, power, or prevalence of climate change deniers… but you have to admit that the climate change debate can be much more complicated than that. There are lots of people who conceed that human behavior is warming the planet. They then argue about the extent of the human role in warming, the cost of switching from fossil fuels, and the politics of carbon agreements.

I have no dog in this fight. I live in a liberal echo chamber, so it doesn’t surprise me that college campuses might suffer from the same problems as my Medium feed. When I read the original article, I was hopeful that a meaningful discussion might break out.

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