Why It's Hard To Change Minds About Climate Change : 1A A new U.N. report says there's a strong chance of crisis by 2040 due to climate change. But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists, the subject can be tough to discuss.

How do we navigate conversations about climate change with those who don't believe in it?

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Over the weekend, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" interviewed President Trump about a variety of issues, including climate change:

Lesley Stahl: Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?

President Donald Trump: I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's manmade. I will say this. I don't wanna give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't wanna be put at a disadvantage.

Lesley Stahl: I wish you could go to Greenland, watch these huge chunks of ice just falling into the ocean, raising the sea levels.

President Donald Trump: And you don't know whether or not that would have happened with or without man. You don't know.

A new U.N. report says there's a strong chance of crisis by 2040 due to climate change.

But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists, the subject can be tough to discuss. Or even because of that evidence.

How do we navigate conversations about climate change with those who don't believe in it?