Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Greetings of the season - enjoy it while you can

Sou | 12:57 AM Go to the first of 8 comments. Add a comment
Happy holidays, happy Christmas, happy furlough, and I wish you all the best for 2019.

This is the time of year when you might see lots of advice about how to talk to your wacky uncle about climate, suggestions about finding common values etc.

In my view, if you're having a family get-together it's better to just be nice to your denier relatives. Anyone who still rejects climate science is a lost cause on that subject.

Family get-togethers can be trying enough without adding more tension. In any case, if you don't know yet what values you share with your weirder relatives then you probably never will.

Instead of explaining how devious disinformers have played a hoax on them, find out what other conspiracy theories they entertain. Shift the conversation to something more innocuous that will amuse you and won't get you worked up, like how they know that gravity is a hoax :)

If you have the opportunity to take some time off from work (forced or otherwise), make the best of it.

I'll see you all back here in 2019.


  1. "just be nice to your denier relatives"

    Yes, be nice. But do not spare them.

    I find humour helps. Also let them talk freely. Do no interrupt them. Even encourage them. They will give you enough material to skewer them thoroughly. If you can keep it amusing enough it can stay pleasant.

    Else just ruin another Christmas!

    Happy 2019! :)

  2. Climate Science, how hard can it be?
    Have a great day with your loved ones (and others), Sou. Buon Natale!

  3. Merry Christmas to you too Sou. There is no point needlessly inflaming family tensions over something like climate change, for once we agree on something.

  4. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to reading HotWhopper in 2019.

    Happy holidays to any climate sceptic here.

  5. I haven't been around much lately, though I've read every blog post. Looking forward to a productive 2019. Have a great holiday.

  6. Sou please be active in 2019 a large community respect you lady.
    Best wishes for new years.

  7. "Enjoy it while you can" is, unfortunately, wise advice. The West, spearheaded by the USA, is failing abysmally in mitigating the emission of fossil carbon dioxide:


    and Australia is doing its damnedest to assist:


    We and our descendants will now inescapably have to pay the price.


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