Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia

The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both scorn and cheers. Such is climate politics in the United States in the 21st century. This talk delivered by Roger Pielke Jr focuses on climate politics as Manichean paranoia — a term used by the late US statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski to describe an worldview in which your opponent is considered to be malign and willfully ignorant, whereas your own side is noble and uniquely enlightened.