Hayhoe argued that calling people deniers is “a good way to end the conversation,” and that it’s actually more accurate to use the word “climate dismissive.” “I think that’s the perfect term,” Hayhoe said, “because a dismissive person will dismiss any evidence, any arguments with which they’re presented, because dismissing the reality of climate change and the necessity for action is such a core part of their identity that it’s like asking them to almost cut off an arm. That’s how profound the change would be for them to change their minds about climate change.”
“The scientific consensus is in, and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said during his opening remarks. “If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or science, or empirical truths; and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”
Morano: 'Sarah Palin, the former VP candidate, was (unfairly) ridiculed for implying she could see Russia from her house or from Alaska. Well now they say you can see global warming from your back yard or out your window...They have basically said every storm now is proof of global warming. And we must 'act now' to stop bad weather. As though acts of Congress or our EPA can stop storms...This is a political report -- predetermined science. They selected lead authors from Nature Conservancy, from Union of Concerned scientists from other environmental groups.'
Hayhoe: 'We have been given information about climate change that is not true. We have been told that it is incompatible with our values, whereas in fact it's entirely compatible with conservative and with Christian values.' - 'If you believe that God created the world, and basically gave it to humans as this incredible gift to live on, then why would you treat it like garbage?'