How to talk to skeptics about global warming

May 17, 2008

For those of you who have friends who aren’t convinced that global warming is not a hoax, you might want to learn some strategies on how to make them think about their beliefs. On the Grist Mill blog is a well-organized list of arguments skeptics employ and ways to show disprove the erroneous beliefs. The arguments are laid out in four frameworks – stages of denial, scientific specifics, argumentation methods, and level of sophistication.

I get a chuckle out of some of the skeptical arguments against global warming, such as “Scientists can’t even predict the weather next week, so why should we believe what some climate model tells us about 100 years from now?”

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One Response to “How to talk to skeptics about global warming”

  1. Paulidan Says:

    “stages of denial”

    I would say they are in a “stage of being retarded”.


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