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I’m not a professional by any sense, but I have had some success in talking with climate change deniers. I find that using facts and figures doesn’t work. If they don’t believe in climate change now, no amount of data will ever change their minds. I find that the best way to change their minds is to try different approaches. The one I usually take is arguing through emotion. Usually I think, “what does this person really care about? How will climate change impact it?”

A great example that I usually use is the outdoors or hunting. Most people where I’m from that deny climate change are big outdoorsmen. It’s very easy to appeal to them by talking about how climate change will effect their hunting seasons or how it will drastically change their nature, often times for the worse.