Our Climate Action Coordinator, Debra Berliner, turned us on to this terrific article from Climate Progress. It presents 136 different kinds of statements made by climate change skeptics, along with corresponding one-line responses, as well as more in-depth information on each response.
“Most of the time your best response is to give the pithiest response possible, and then refer people to a specific website that has a more detailed scientific explanation with links to the original science,” Climate Progress advises. “That’s because usually those you are talking to are rarely in a position to adjudicate scientific arguments. Indeed, they would probably tune out. Also, unless you know the science cold, you are as likely as not to make a misstatement.” Click here to read on.