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Subject:  If you must argue with denialists.... Date:  1/23/2013  8:32 PM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  40404 of 92870

This article is pretty good if you must argue with denalists. I prefer to argue with those who are not closed minded. This article might help.

"As a general rule, it is not wise to engage with these people. They have already demonstrated that rationality is not a strong suit, so attempting to reason with them will only bring stress and pain to you both. But if you do want to engage with them — you have eight hours to kill; you are a masochist — we put together this handy, step-by-step guide for you to do so. Remember: speak slowly and, if necessary, draw pictures."
How to respond to people who say the cold weather disproves global warming
Why abnormally cold weather doesn’t “disprove” global warming

1. It is winter. More specifically, it is January.
2. There’s a weird weather pattern that’s making it colder than it would otherwise be.

Climate Central notes the unusual “stratospheric warming event” that is causing the current cold temperatures. Be warned: This will likely confuse and frighten the person with whom you’re speaking. Take it slow.
3. For advanced listeners only: Researchers expected a colder winter — thanks to global warming.
4. But most importantly: Weather is not climate.

It’s hard for all of us, dim-witted coworkers and relatives aside, to differentiate between a hot or cold day and the concept that the climate is changing over time. One of the best, clearest explanations of the difference comes from this now-famous video: (see article)
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