The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe | Summary and Q&A

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The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

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In her talk, Camille Martínez discusses the importance of talking about climate change and connecting with others through shared values in order to inspire action and find solutions.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the number one predictor of whether people agree that climate change is real and serious?

The number one predictor is where they fall on the political spectrum.

Q: Does the thermometer give different answers based on political beliefs?

No, the thermometer does not give different answers based on political beliefs.

Q: What percentage of people in the United States agree that the climate is changing?

70 percent of people in the United States agree that the climate is changing.

Q: How many people in the United States think that climate change will affect them personally?

Only 40 percent of people in the United States think that climate change will affect them personally.

Q: What is the most important thing we can do to break the cycle of denial and inaction on climate change?

The most important thing we can do is talk about it and find shared values to connect with others.

Q: How long have climate scientists known about the impact of burning coal and gas on the climate?

Climate scientists have known about the impact of burning coal and gas on the climate for over 150 years, since the 1850s.

Q: What is the best way to engage with people who have different beliefs about climate change?

Start from the heart and find common values and shared interests to connect with them on the issue of climate change.

Q: What is the key to motivating long-term change to address climate change?

Rational hope is the key to motivating long-term change, by recognizing the stakes and envisioning a better future with practical and attractive solutions.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The number one predictor of whether individuals believe in climate change is their political ideology, rather than their knowledge of science.

  • To break the cycle of denial, it is important to start conversations about climate change based on shared values and personal experiences.

  • Solutions to climate change exist, such as transitioning to renewable energy sources, reducing food waste, and engaging in conversations to raise awareness about the issue.

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