What Would You Say?

Is Climate Change Bad? | How to Talk About Climate Change – Part 2


Brooke B. McIntire

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We must do anything and everything to stop climate change.”

What would you say?

In the last video, we discussed two questions that can help us really understand the current situation about climate change: What it means that the Earth is warming and whether or not the warming trends are the result of CO2 emissions.

Once we understand the issue of climate change, we need to understand what solutions are being proposed. So the next time you’re in a conversation about climate change, remember to ask these two questions:

First, is climate change bad? Many people assume that increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere is objectively bad, but that may not be the case.

Second, would the proposed solutions make a difference? If even our unrealistic goals of decreasing CO2 emissions wouldn’t significantly help, perhaps we should look for other ways to care for the environment.


Click on the video to hear the entire conversation, or go to WhatWouldYouSay.org to see more like it.



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