Does your family still think climate change is fake news?

An alarming report from the White House itself still can't convince some

By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Published November 26, 2018 7:00PM (UTC)
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A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. (Getty/Justin Sullivan)

Introducing Salon's questions of the day, where we invite you to lead the conversation.

This week White House issued a dire report on climate change — notably timed to the slow news cycle of a holiday weekend. Yet the timing of the news can't mitigate the content of it — a warning of a man made crisis we urgently need to take drastic acts to stem.

And yet, all around holiday tables this year, families will no doubt continue to argue the validity of climate change, and take the Trump tactic that if it's cold out, global warming isn't real. Do you have climate deniers in your friend and family circle? How do you talk to them?

Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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