Curiosity Corner Competition no.35

 

Last week, we asked you to be curious about why some people DON’T believe in climate change. We thought this questions from Raven the Rauthor at Malcolm Arnold got to the bottom of the problem. They put themselves in the shoes of someone who doesn’t believe in climate change and asked why they might have that opinion.

Think about why you believe in climate change. Is it because your teachers told you it exists? Is it because the Burnet News Club told you it exists? Is it because you’ve seen it on the news?

If you believe in climate change, it is because you trust whoever told you to tell you the truth. We don’t really see the effects of climate change so we have to believe that people are telling us the truth about it. If you don’t trust those people, you aren’t going to believe in climate change. A good example of this is Donald Trump. He doesn’t trust the news and he doesn’t trust scientists who tell him climate change exists. He also doesn’t live in a country that is majorly affected by climate change (yet), so of course he doesn’t believe in it! In his mind, he has seen no trustworthy evidence that it exists.

Enter next week’s competition to ask questions about how we can challenge these people’s opinions on climate change.

TIPS FOR GREAT QUESTIONS

We look for questions that make people think about the issue. Make sure they are:

  • Debatable – make sure people could have different points of view on the answer.
  • Based on what you have learned or thought about the issue so far.

17 Comments

  1. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Why is it that the people climate change affects the most are already suffering? What are we doing to prevent this?

    KaraokeKat

  2. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Why do people believe that we should use things that are more damaging to the environment instead of something that we can use with minimal damage?

    VulneraSanentur4

  3. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    If Donald Trump was given scientific facts that prove climate change is real, would he change his mind?
    -The Asgardian Reporter

  4. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Do people who don’t believe in climate change only think this because they won’t notice its effects?
    -Raven the Rauthor

  5. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I believe that everyone does benefit from dealing with climate change because some people in Antarctica might be experiencing floods from all the ice that’s melting .While some hotter countries might get even hotter and that’s not good.
    Artbot

  6. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Does everyone benefit from dealing with climate change?
    I think everyone does benefit because even though a little warmth can help grow crops in cold country’s it can seriously harm people in country’s that are already warm including skin cancer.Also the people in the future will suffer and it wouldn’t be fair on them so I suggest we should stop this now!!!!

    • What about people who work in the fossil fuels industry? They might be out of work if we ban fossil fuels.

  7. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    People don’t want to deal with climate change because it isn’t practical economically, and requires a mass effort from everyone in the world at once which just wont happen because there is a self fulfilling prophecy, which is that if people think it isn’t possible to stop climate change they wont try which means it wont be possible to succeed because there isn’t enough backing.
    SUPADUPA123

  8. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Ghost protector midnight cat 21

  9. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    If people don’t deal with climate change the world will suffer more from global warming and the world will become unlivable. How would you feel if people die due to you not being worried about climate change?

    Rich154

  10. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Why do people think it’s OK to destroy the Earth, when it’s so irreplaceable, beautiful and fragile?
    -CoolBooks

  11. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    If we don’t deal with climate change what will be the outcome?

    SilverTrust

  12. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Is carbon really the bad guy here, or are we missing something?

    Delta

  13. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Do you think people don’t want climate change to be helped or do they care but are just not showing it?

    honesty10

  14. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    i agree with delta

  15. Graveney School Graveney School

    If the people severely affected climate can afford it for their life time, then who does climate change really affect?

    ToBeFrank

  16. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Should we use bikes instead of cars because we dont want to pollute more carbon dioxide?