Katharine Hayhoe: How to Talk to Evangelicals About Climate

In the world I have lived in, this is called “taking away your excuses”.

Dr. Hayhoe is providing a clear minded, coherent way to think about the field of science, how it interacts with faith and religion, and how this bears on climate science.

If you perceive a conflict in these areas (I do not) then this is a great place to start your journey into a more coherent view of existence.

Seriously, if you have any question at all, read on!

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, newly minted member “Time’s 100 Most Influential People” club, in an interview with Chris Mooney –  on how to talk to your evangelical friends and relatives about climate.

Full audio of Interview at link.

Chris Mooney in Mother Jones:

From our interview, here are five of Hayhoe’s top arguments, for evangelical Christians, on climate change:

1. Conservation is Conservative. The evangelical community isn’t just a religious community, it’s also a politically conservative one on average. So Hayhoe speaks directly to that value system. “What’s more conservative than conserving our natural resources, making sure we have enough for the future, and not wasting them like we are today?” she asks. “That’s a very conservative value.”

Indeed, many conservatives don’t buy into climate science because they don’t like the “Big Government” solutions they suspect the problem entails. But Hayhoe has an answer ready for that one too: Conservative-friendly…

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