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VIDEO: Taking on the climate change sceptics

For the second video in our ‘No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change’ series, we take a look at some of the common arguments that are used by individuals who want to discredit climate science and we attempt to explain why they are incorrect.

This film aims to clear up any confusion that people may be feeling if they’ve heard these contrary arguments. We also hope that viewers will use the information in the film to challenge this kind of misinformation if seen online or heard at public discussions and debates.

Of course, we need more than facts and figures if we’re going to communicate climate change effectively, and so we’re not suggesting that simply repeating the responses in this video is a good way to win people over to taking climate action. We need to be more thoughtful and nuanced in how we explain these issues to people, because climate change is a huge topic that touches on so many other things in people’s lives.

For more tips on how to communicate climate change effectively to your friends, family, and the wider public we’d recommend the Talking Climate website.

We’ve also compiled a list of useful resources and ways to take action on the No-Nonsense website.

Watch the first video in the series:


Danny Chivers is a climate change writer and wrote The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change. Richard Roaf is a campaigner and filmmaker.


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