The whole technique of asking peoples' opinion and repeating it back to them is extraordinarily effective with respect to currently in-fashion gender ideology. "What is a Woman" did just that; let people explain themselves in their own words and calmly and politely repeated it back. They hung themselves with no counter argument whatsoever. Now, whether they ever actually changed their mind is another thing.
I think you could do the same in the climate change context, though it's not quite as easy.