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How to Have a Useful Conversation About Climate Change in 11 Steps

Climate change can be an emotional topic. Here’s how to approach it

1. Know thyself

2. Having a conversation about climate change takes practice

3. Begin by asking for consent

4. Be a good host

5. Begin by asking, “What do you know about climate change?”

6. Ask: “How do you feel about climate change?”

7. Ask: “What do you think we can do about climate change?”

8. Ask: “What do you think you can do about climate change?”

9. Ask: “Would you like to learn more or do more about climate change?”

10. Ask: “Can we talk about this again sometime?”

11. Continue to talk about climate change.

Clinical psychologist in private practice. Let’s talk about climate change. Twitter @dan_psyd

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