Study: Vandalizing Art Reduces Public Support For Addressing Climate Change

I’ve published numerous posts pointing out climate cultists vandalizing priceless works of art using the occasion to raise awareness of man-made climate change. Not surprisingly, a new study recently published by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania points out that doing so results in the opposite effect of what eco-cultists hope to achieve.

A study in Germany that was published at the end of October came to the same conclusion and, oddly enough, the the research for the UPenn manuscript was spearheaded by Dr. Michael Mann of Hockey Stick chart fame. The U.S. study shows when people see hoodlums vandalizing works of art and culture attempting to highlight a concern, the public hates it and almost half of respondents surveyed said it makes them reluctant to support the nihilist’s cause(s).

“A plurality of respondents (46%) report that these tactics decrease their support for efforts to address climate change,” the researchers wrote. “Only 13% report increasing support. Forty percent said such protests had no effect on their views.”

The results of the survey were the same among every demographic regardless of political or social persuasion, most likely because there is no connection between climate and art. However, as Yahoo! News points out, one other manuscript hailing from Yale University published earlier this year reveals that when things that make sense are criticized then the public will tend to side with the protesters.

So hat tip to Michael Mann and the people involved in the research for stating the obvious. No doubt, however, the climate cult could care less since their attacking well known art works demonstrates their hostility to civilization overall. No doubt, however, that Europeans and Americans experiencing power outages this winter will be even more of a reason for even more people to no longer support the environmentalist’s cause and it can’t happen a moment too soon.

PHOTO CREDIT: Mona Lisa exhibit in the Louvre – By Cayetano –, CC BY-SA 2.0,