How to Talk about Climate Change

Lessons and tips for having productive discussions about environmental issues

No More Small Talk: How to Have Big Climate Conversations

Climate change is a buzzword we hear all the time in chit-chat, but unfortunately, many conversations about environmental issues are easily derailed. Passionate views and scientific terminology can make environment and climate discussions very intimidating, especially when the two sides disagree. However, it’s only by exchanging views and challenging each other, that can we ensure innovation and better policies for sustainable growth.

We at GEI believe every single one of us can make a difference and that a great deal of misinformation exists about climate change. As part of our external relations mission, we launched a series of multi-media posts to help the public feel more comfortable and confident engaging in the climate change discussion.

These articles included short, accurate descriptions of global warming-related topics, explanations of keywords, an overview of potential solutions for climate change, as well as videos of our staff sharing how they talk about climate change.

How to Talk about Climate Change

Read our 3 tips for having productive & positive conversations about environmental issues and refresh your understanding of key terms like ‘global warming’ ‘climate change’ and ‘greenhouse gas’.

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Climate Change is Happening NOW

We explain how climate change connects to the natural disasters happening now and in the future, and why these facts are a way to encourage people to take action!

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Climate Change Disproportionately Impacts Vulnerable People

The impact of climate change is varied and unequal. By appealing to someone’s logos, ethos and pathos you can help build up the case for climate change for a person who may not be affected first-hand. 

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Staying Informed & Staying Hopeful

Keeping up-to-date on the environmental news can help you notice incremental progress and key developments that occur before the big policy announcements. Reading the news in this way can be healthy and inspire hope.

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