Watch: How to Talk to Your Republican Dad About Global Warming


Does your family have certain political topics that just don’t get discussed—because they’re too divisive? Because bringing them up is guaranteed to ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?

In this talk, Huffington Post reporter and Mother Jones alum Kate Sheppard explains how to get through on one politically explosive topic: global warming. She tells her personal story of finding common ground on climate change with her Republican, farmer dad—and draws broader lessons about how to talk to people who often disagree with you.

This talk is from a live August 15 event held by Climate Desk—in collaboration with thirstDC and the Science Online Climate conference—to showcase new and innovative communication about climate change.

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