I've wondered this before and researched it too. And I know my share of climate deniers.<quoted text>
IT makes perfect sense. Not all science deniers are conspiracy buffs. But how many science deniers, that arent consciously benefiting from the conventional energy sectors (arent workers or lobbyiests or investors), arent conspiracy buffs? What percentage? It has to be small. Or maybe not. Thats what I would like to know.
Do you anyone well who denies climate change? Why do they?
Mostly they are concerned over how it would affect their wallets in the short-term. Much like the tea baggers worry about gov't spending (that is, other than DoD and their Medicare/Soc sec checks).
I still don't think the correlation between deniers and conspiracy types is nearly as high as you suggest.
The GOP is full of deniers. Buffs are a relatively exclusive club.