How to Talk to Someone Who Isn't Sure About Climate Change

Resources for talking to deniers, skeptics and people who just don’t know about climate change.


For today’s action, we’re going to brush up on how to talk to people who aren’t so sure about climate change and what causes it. We’ve rounded up some resources that cover approaches, questions and issues to consider when talking about climate change. Later this week, we’ll be asking you to put these ideas into action.

1. Video: If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it, right?

Knowing the facts is really important, but it’s not the only thing you’ll need to change someone’s mind about climate change. This great video with YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Science Advisor Katharine Hayhoe explains how to have a better conversation.

2. Article: What is my best source for climate change fact checking?

Joe Romm, another YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Science Advisor, answers this question, and also addresses some common climate denier myths.

3. E-book: The 12 Questions Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say

If you haven’t checked out this e-book from The Climate Reality Project already, give it a read.