Why talk about the climate crisis? It might seem like a small step, but climate communication experts say it’s one of the most important actions you can take to raise awareness about the issues. In the United States, where about 7 out of 10 people think that global warming is happening, only about 4 out of 10 discuss it occasionally or regularly . The subject can feel intimidating. Yet you don’t need to be a climate science expert to discuss climate change; in fact, when people hear about climate change from someone they know, they’re more likely to consider the issues than when they hear about climate change from distant figures . Simply discussing key facts and personal concerns with someone close to you can kick-start a cycle of learning, concern, and action. So how can you do this in your social circle? This poster suggests four steps to get a conversation started.