Liberals and progressives want you to think that climate change is an “existential problem”. Well, the bad news is that it’s a bit of a problem; but the good news is that it’s not nearly as much of a crisis as they want you to believe. It’s a false alarm. We’ll talk about how to talk to a liberal in general (hint, ask questions, don’t argue) and then specifically how it relates to climate change.
For example, here are some facts.
- Heat waves in the US are now no more common than they were in 1900, and that the warmest temperatures in the US have not risen in the past fifty years.
- Humans have had no detectable impact on hurricanes over the past century.
- Greenland’s ice sheet is shinking, but it isn’t shrinking any more rapidly today than it was eighty years ago.
- The net economic impact of human-induced climate change will be minimal through at least the end of this century.
Bob Hatcher, PARC Board member with degrees in Meteorology and Atmospheric Fluid Mechanics will go over the data and give you the straight scoop. He’ll give you talking points on how to talk to a liberal about the issue. Come prepared to think and to have practice sessions and Q&A.