The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and knowledge we’ve been discussing for years, says atmosphere scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like category, society and doctrine — and to elicit parties to realize that they already care about a issue of climate change. “We can’t give in to despair, ” she says. “We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act — and that hope begins with a discourse, today.”

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