In Australia, we have the unfortunate situation where a sort of a 'Perry' is in control of the state. The current Prime Minister, one Tony Abbott, was educated in a Jesuit College and later trained for the priesthood in a Catholic seminary. Since becoming PM he has demonstrated an ideologically biased opposition to any steps previous governments have taken to overcome this climate crisis, all apparently based on a belief that god will not allow a human disaster. (sour smile).
Which leads us to ask why is it that these fanatical christians think this way?
He's Catholic? Didn't the pope recently say climate change is real and man is causing it? And that places like the US are overusing the things that cause greenhouse gases and that climate change really affects some places that are already on the edge? Isn't the pope leader of the Catholics.
Another reason the fundies often don't want to believe in climate change is spread by things like Fox News and other conservative media. It's a given that their party has co-opted religion. Probably to get the religious people on their side and to vote for them. They are the party for the rich as well. They hate government regulations. If they had it their way, anything for safety would be dropped so business can operate more cheaply. And if we switch to clean energy, many of the oil businesses may lose money.
So you've got all this media plugging the right wing agendas. They'll be talking against abortion in one part of the show and later about how climate change isn't real. Never mind the facts. People can make a living (and do) of pointing out the things they make up. So while you're tuning in for the religious things like anti-abortion or anti-gay, you're also hearing that greed is good and there's no climate change.
As I understand it, oil companies knew this was happening since the 80's and supported scientists who said it's not oil. So they'd get funded and be able to preach the oil company's message. It's all about selling a harmful product and more profit. Now I don't think your average fundie is all gung ho for the profits of big oil. It's just the crap their digesting.