25 September 2020

The Most Important Thing You Can Do About Climate Change

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Me and Dr. Hayhoe at a science conference a couple of years ago. When it comes to communicating science, she is a rock star.

There is a LOT of evidence from psychologists that how we discuss climate change is very important. It turns out that it’s very easy to reinforce wrong beliefs. You can end up leaving someone who is uncertain about how serious the issue is with an even stronger opinion that is not based on facts.

How can we do better?

Dr.Katherine Hayhoe at Texas Tech University is IMHO the expert in doing it right.

Her TED talk from 2018 is a must-watch.

Now watch this edition of Star Talk with Dr Neil de Grasse Tyson. He had Dr. Hayhoe on and there is some great info here about climate change and how to talk about it. I need this more than anyone!