Paul Nicklen
@paulnicklen

The dance we do when we speak about climate change is exhausting. Some people will simply never believe, despite irrefutable scientific evidence, bizarre weather events, and unprecedented natural disasters. So, as we head into holidays—where many of us will find ourselves debating with loved ones about important topics like climate change—do yourself a favour and search “global temperatures over the past 100 years.” Find one of the innumerable graphs and studies that show the consistent rise in temperature, download it to your phone, and share it with deniers. Most importantly, do not fight with these people. Kill them with kindness, intelligence, patience and empathy. The climate change crisis is urgent and important, but we must treat each other with respect.

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2017.12.07. 20:55

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@inthebluffs

2017.12.12. 05:05
@iam._.randall treating people with kindness and respect would be a beneficial approach no matter which side of any issue you are on.

@inthebluffs

2017.12.12. 05:15
@rnas61 that is true, but China does have significantly more pollution than the United States overall because they have 4 times as many people packed into a country that is almost equal in total land mass. Also, just wait 10-20 years until every family in China has an SUV hauling their one child to soccer practice every day.

@inthebluffs

2017.12.12. 05:27
@anniemmerson I grew up in rural America and moved back to rural America as an adult. I am not a vegetarian. We raise chickens for eggs and get about a quarter of beef from my father-in-law who is a free range cattle rancher every winter. I understand that every time I eat meat a living creature had to die and I am grateful and understanding. However, even I am appalled at industrial animal agriculture practices here in the US. I think everyone should be shown the process from living creature to store shelves and then make the determination whether they are okay with that. Avoiding meat in the grocery store is my way of saying no to these horrific practices.

@connerc_73

2017.12.12. 06:05
I think you’re wrong but u take dope pictures

@tanaphoom_mungyen

2017.12.12. 07:31
So cool

@ashleycaple

2017.12.12. 07:45
They are just amazing!

@lil_420jebus

2017.12.12. 07:58
😮

@heyannz

2017.12.12. 08:50
@alexis_molinaro

@swimmerjulya27

2017.12.12. 10:07
@paulnicklen You are such an inspiration. As a college student studying environmental science I find so much encouragement in your work and I greatly admire all that you do. Thank you so much for your never-ending advocacy and wise words.

@nicola_jayne4

2017.12.12. 10:43
@fayesopp

@sil_yang

2017.12.12. 11:32
@johnjohn1225

@iamcdevia

2017.12.12. 15:53
😭

@mudman_1

2017.12.12. 16:13
@peagirl007

@mollayjo

2017.12.12. 18:48
@paulnicklen thank you for posting this. 👍🏼 #smallwaves #makeadifference

@carolinestravelines

2017.12.12. 19:54
Very well said.

@artistic_minaa

2017.12.12. 20:37
لایک

@studiocarolinajewelry

2017.12.12. 20:48
Thank you!!!

@h.weisel

2017.12.12. 21:11
@rnas61 The United States is the second biggest carbon-dioxide polluter after China, according to the latest data available from the World Bank.

@ellieshoji

2017.12.12. 22:29
@malcolm_glennie

@sukihanfling

2017.12.12. 22:47
Wow

@vhulloen

2017.12.13. 00:06
@blesskaski

@guzzettivirginiaantonella

2017.12.13. 01:26
🖒very nice photo

@bbagudelo

2017.12.13. 04:49
Beautiful photo and great advice 👍 thank you!🙏

@kbark71

2017.12.13. 06:47
Thank you for all that you do to raise awareness and bring the reality through your images to us❤ I'm sure to witness it firsthand is very difficult at times.

@csperosen

2017.12.13. 07:44
I think you should haves ended it with just “kill them”

@nathaliarreyes

2017.12.13. 09:30
@jesssicanicolle :(

@laurenefsu

2017.12.13. 17:10
So wise and so true. Thank you for all that you do and your huge heart. 🙏🏻♥️

@glorosauer

2017.12.13. 19:27
💙💙⭐️⭐️

@kostasrammos

2017.12.13. 20:20
Awesome

@valen_.c

2017.12.14. 07:09
We should do an Antarctic trip instead of safari next year @itssanticlavijo

@olivier.apicella

2017.12.14. 08:06
Beautiful !

@hollydjp

2017.12.14. 12:57
Amen

@sos_fromplanetearth

2017.12.14. 19:39
❤️❤️❤️

@jennette.irene.warner

2017.12.14. 19:41
Knowledge and kindness are a great combination

@dbond8645

2017.12.14. 20:32
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@mirenyphoto

2017.12.14. 22:14
Wow

@gobeyondtravelwriter

2017.12.15. 18:02
Great caption! 👍👍😀

@jonny_le_staffy

2017.12.15. 19:06
💙💙💙💙💙

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