Giving Compass’ Take:
• Kate Yoder at The Guardian discusses ways to change the minds of climate change deniers and drive action.
• People don’t change their minds easily about controversial issues, what are the best ways to drive climate change incentives?
For some people, the awakening comes in science class.
In the Reddit thread titled “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” the most popular comment comes from chucklesthe2nd (probably not his real name). Chuck, as we’ll call him, essentially inherited his dad’s views on climate change.
“I grew up actively and obnoxiously denying climate change because my dad told me it wasn’t real,” Chuck wrote last year. Then, during a high school science course, he learned about feedback loops: “It suddenly hit me. As the atmosphere heats up, more CO2 is released, which heats up the atmosphere, which releases more CO2, which heats up the atmosphere, which releases more CO2, which heats up the atmosphere, which releases more CO2……etc.”
Read the full article on informing people about the reality of climate change by Kate Yoder at The Guardian.
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