Talking Climate: Why Facts Are Not Enough
Instructor: Katharine Hayhoe
People who object to climate change often use science-y or even religious-y sounding arguments. "It's just a natural cycle," some say, or "God is in control, so humans can't affect something as big as our planet." Yet our real objections have nothing to do with lack of information or knowledge or belief. Our attitudes towards climate change are primarily the result of where we fall on the political spectrum, and our corresponding aversion to what we perceive to be the only solution: allowing the government to destroy the economy, impose unfair regulations, and rob us of our personal liberties.
Is there solid evidence that climate is changing and humans are responsible? Are there solutions that are economically viable and appealing across the political spectrum? And, why would any of us even care?
Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our values can play in shaping our conversations on this crucial topic.
After attending this webinar, you will:
- Understand how we know climate is changing and why it isn't a natural cycle this time
- Be equipped to find information on how climate change is affecting the region and state where you live
- Have a template for starting conversations on why climate change matters and what we can do about it
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