From an article at National Review on Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords:
Ford joined the corporate chorus in condemning Trump’s Paris withdrawal saying that “we believe climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities.” Yet the politically correct statement would seem a financial death wish. Some 80 percent of Ford’s profit reportedly comes from U.S. pickup sales. A France-like gas-engine ban to satisfy CO2 targets would destroy the company’s bottom line.
Why would corporate executives of Ford Motor Company say they believe in human-caused climate change? Because they actually do believe it? They might believe it because it’s not unheard of for otherwise intelligent people to believe nonsense from some area outside than their particular expertise. But there’s another explanation, one that is more plausible in fact. They think their customers believe it and they don’t want to offend anyone whom they depend on as customers.
This is the engine of political correctness. It’s why political correctness is so entrenched and will be hard to ever defeat. It must be defeated if we are ever to live a sane world where lies and false beliefs do not guide our actions. Until then, we are little different from ancient civilizations mired in superstition.