Watch a Third Grader Destroy Climate Change Deniers’ Argument in 24 Seconds

Some things in life, like astrophysics, are complicated, and some things, like destroying a climate change denier’s argument, are simple. This is so simple, in fact, that a third grader can do it, and a video by The Climate Change Reality Project proves it.

In a campaign launched earlier this year, the nonprofit founded by Al Gore shows two third graders debating on whether climate change exists. After one of them states that climate change is real, the other pulls out a snowball as proof the world is not warming up.

The jig would have been funnier if it hadn’t actually happened on the floor of the Senate with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, but thankfully in the video a happier end ensues as the voice of reason prevails.

Ninety-seven percent or more of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and caused by human activity,” explains the group about the campaign. “The numbers are impossible to ignore. It’s a concept that’s so simple, a kid could explain it (in under 30 seconds, too).”

Scarily enough, a lot of grown ups, however, still deny climate change is real. A 2014 survey showed that the U.S. leads the world in climate denial. Over 56 percent of congressional republicans do not believe climate change is caused by human activity and the republican presidential nominee and his running mate both call climate change a “hoax” and “a myth.”

Could record high monthly temperatures, warming lakes and increasing carbon emissions all be a coincidence then? No way. And if you have any doubts, maybe a third grader can clear it up for you.

Photo Credit: Climate Change Project

157 comments

Marilyn M
Marilyn M2 years ago

Thank you.

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Past Member
Past Member 2 years ago

John W. These kids have way more brains than you do.

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Past Member
Past Member 2 years ago

More brains than Adolt Twittler.

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Nathan D.
Nathan D2 years ago

In an adult world debates don't end so quickly. Quirky but cute.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

hank you for sharing.

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Marija Mohoric
Marija M2 years ago

Very clever. Tks.

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Patricia H.
Patricia Harris2 years ago

Dan Blossfeld, that's a good point.

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Peter P.
Peter P2 years ago

Climate change deniers are more predictable than the weather!

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John Tree
Past Member 2 years ago

Peter,
Trees are the only viable coupled with nuclear power stations

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John W.
John W2 years ago

Agreed Dan

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