When it comes to talking about climate change, there are at least three different camps of people.
There’s the climate deniers, who seek to dispute that there’s an issue at all, there’s the climate agnostics, who take issue with one or more of the premises of man-made climate change, and then there’s the rest of us, who choose to side with the 97% consensus of scientists and researchers who see a connection between human activities and climate change. Actually, you may also be likely to run into a fourth camp of people, which are those who simply don’t care or have too much vested in the status quo to even consider the possibility that they may be contributing to a situation that will eventually affect everyone on the planet.
There’s no shortage of scripts and talking points for speaking to climate deniers, but I have to say that I like this approach, from the folks at Girl Pants. Instead of spending time and energy refuting every single climate denial response, this video uses humor by transposing classic climate denier responses into other situations, which makes them all the more laughable.
I’d love to see this tactic used in ‘real life’ situations, where climate deniers make statements about other issues, based on scientific knowledge, and get responded to with answers like “They’ve only been proven 97% effective, and there’s no consensus they actually work!”
H/T Climate Crocks