By James West “I don’t see what all those environmentalists are worried about,” sneers your great uncle Joe. “Carbon dioxide is harmless, and great for plants!”
OK. Take a deep breath. If you’re not careful, comments like this can result in dinner-table screaming matches. Luckily, we have a secret weapon: A flowchart that will help you calmly slay even the most outlandish and annoying of climate-denying arguments:
James West is a Climate Desk producer. Follow him on Twitter.
If you need more granular detail of specific climate myths, give the Climate Reality Project’s Reality Drop, or Skeptical Science’s site a try.