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Dealing with [Climate] Denial

Submitted by naught101 on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 21:10

Here's a straightforward approach to dealing with denial. Most of these points make sense to me:

Tips for dealing with denial

  • Communicate a consistent message. Do not attempt to “soften the blow” too much, by making the issue seem less than it is.
  • Try not to provide too much information at one time. This sometimes can overwhelm [deniers]. Keep the first meeting as brief and succinct as possible, and end with the scheduling of a follow-up meeting.
  • Ask open-ended questions, and allow [deniers] plenty of time to talk.

Useful questions

Submitted by naught101 on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 14:05

Been thinkin' with a few friends, about what makes people get up and get active around problems like climate change. For some of my friends, it's love - for family, for society, for other species. For me it's anger. For some, anger comes because others are infringing on their own rights.

reading list

Most important books (in order of memory):

Fiction:

  • Aldous Huxley - Island
    Huxley's Utopic vision of an alternate society.
  • George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty Four
    Orwell's dire predictions for a non-visible totalitarianism. If you aren't scared, you should read this book.
  • Douglas Adams - Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    • Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency