People may often deny the existence of certain problems if they do not disagree with the problem’s solutions. This is known as solution aversion, in which, people are inclined to deny even the scientific evidence supporting the existence of the problems.
This situation usually arises when the solutions proposed to tackle a problem are going to have a negative impact on some people. Even though they know that the solutions are necessary, they will deny the problem even exists so that they would not have to face the negative impacts of the solutions. An example would be the problem of climate change. There is strong scientific evidence that suggests that climate change is real, and that urgent action needs to be taken to minimise its effects.
Even though a lot of people believe in climate change, there are some who deny its existence. This may be because some governments around the world have imposed new taxes in order to fight climate change such as the CO2 tax. This means that people would have to pay more money to the government in order to tackle climate change. This could be one of the reasons why people refuse to believe that climate change is real as the solutions are having a negative impact on their personal lives.
On the other hand, some people may accept the solutions to a problem even though they may not necessarily agree with them. This is because even though they know they may face some difficulties because of these solutions, it is for their own good. For example, a doctor may advise the patient to abstain from eating certain foods which the patient loves. The patient may not agree with the doctor’s solution but would follow the advice anyway since it would help to improve their health.
To conclude, different people have different opinions and concerns about certain problems, and it is important that these concerns are taken into consideration before coming up with a solution. There are some people (although they may be very few, compared to others) who deny the existence of major problems such as climate change because they may not agree with the solutions. In such cases, they should be provided with the scientific evidence and be educated that the solutions are necessary for the betterment of everyone.