Sometimes it seems like the news media has got it all wrong: Perpetuating climate denier myths, siding with Big Coal or Big Oil, focusing only on what’s wrong and not the solutions. (If you’ve ever checked out Reality Drop, you’ve seen this in action!)
Climate deniers often cast doubt and cause confusion among our communities – preventing viable solutions from even being considered.
Fortunately, you have a way to put the #HeatOnDenial by sharing the truth about climate change through your local newspaper’s Letters to the Editor.
This month, help destroy persistent climate myths in your community by using the news media to your advantage. Here’s how:
Please note: The op-ed may not be used to advance or oppose the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.
Look up the guidelines on how to submit a letter to the editor to your local paper. This information can be found on the newspapers’ website or in the section of the paper where letters to the editor are located.
Copy and paste this line into your letter, feel free to add a personal narrative.
Copy the quote of your choice from below. Then use the link to Reality Drop below the quote to find the facts to debunk the myth.
(You can find more quotes made by people in selected states by using the dropdown below.)
The final letter will read like this:
If you are a Climate Leader: after submitting the letter be sure to report it as an Act of Leadership.
- Log in to the portal
- Click on Leader Resources on the sidebar under Leader Tools
- Click on Guidance under Resources Types
- Click on the document “How to Report and Schedule Presentations and Acts of Leadership”