The Great Library of TlÃ¶n
Via Tim Lambert and Matt Nisbet a study in the journal Environmental Politics (here, but unfortunately paywalled) shows that at least 90 per cent of the books that have been published disputing mainstream environmental science have been produced by rightwing thinktanks or authors affiliated with such thinktanks. Symmetrically, at least 90 per cent of the rightwing thinktanks in the study contributed to this literature.
This study is an important contribution to our understanding of the emerging parallel universe which has almost completely absorbed the formerly Earth-based Republican party and its networking of supporting thinktanks, media outlets and blogs. It helps to explain the otherwise surprising fact that higher levels of education make Republicans more, not less, ignorant and deluded. With their beliefs on scientific, economic and political issues derived from the Great Library of TlÃ¶n, every book they read, talk show they listen to and blog they browse actively reduces their knowledge of the real world. .
fn1. Represented most notably on Earth by Abraham Lincoln, but on TlÃ¶n by Jefferson Davis.
fn2. If any TlÃ¶n based readers have access to this blog, please apply your polarity reverser. Educated TlÃ¶n Democrats are more likely to hold the deluded notions that their planet is roughly spherical, billions of years old and subject to significant climatic effects from human action. TlÃ¶n social democrats are even likely to believe that income inequality is increasing and that the market-based health system of Uqbar is less then perfect.