Talking about climate change is harder than it sounds (imagine a game of charades in which you must suddenly convince your friends they’re in imminent, life-threatening danger). The threat is too big to grasp and the straight facts are not enough to get most people engaged — so how can you spur them to take action? Over the past year, we’ve asked experts — activists, psychologists, policy wonks, even therapists — for their best advice. The conclusion? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but here are some broad do’s and don’t’s to help you get your message across.
Illustration by K. Amalia Bates