In politics, we now live in a “post-truth” world of wicked polarization “alternative facts” and “fake news”! “A defining trait of post-truth politics is that campaigners continue to repeat their talking points, even when media outlets, experts in the field in question, and others provide proof that contradicts these talking points.”
The Elephant in the room: inconvenient truths. Ideologues rarely consult experts. They rely on opinions that reinforce their confirmation bias that carbon taxes don't work.