Changing Minds on Climate Change

Sunday, September 8, 2019

What is it

There is consensus among scientists that global warming is real and that it’s caused by human activity. Despite the overwhelming evidence and the urgency to act, there are still many who are skeptical of or flat-out deny climate change. Are these climate deniers simply impervious to scientific evidence? Or have they just not been exposed to the right kind of information? When it comes to ideologically driven views, is it possible to change people’s minds by appeal to facts? Or are humans hopelessly and incorrigibly irrational? The Philosophers don't deny talking to cognitive scientist Michael Ranney, head of the Reasoning Research Group at UC Berkeley.

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Harold G. Neuman's picture

Harold G. Neuman

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -- 8:09 AM

Psst: The climate IS changing

Psst: The climate IS changing---believe it, or not...'s picture


Sunday, September 8, 2019 -- 8:26 AM

This site quickly explains

This site quickly explains the mechanism of global warming and offers compelling evidence of its existence:

davidschwan's picture


Monday, September 9, 2019 -- 10:38 AM

One caller mentioned that

One caller mentioned that when they hear that climate change involves only several degrees of temperature rise they shrugged it off. In the US this might be more the norm. If we are going to talk about temperature rise in the US we should probably switch from C to F.



Michael Ranney, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education


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