That's apparently what's happening in America's breadbasket, where farmers, politicians and educators are trying to discuss the effects of climate change, and how to reverse them, without actually using the politically loaded phrase "climate change." Even then, it isn't easy, as the article illustrates. The closer you get in your language to sounding like an environmentalist, the more people turn you off.
It seems incredible that it's literally impossible to have an honest discussion about something that affects all of us, regardless of what part of the country we live in. Have we become so full of hatred for each other that we can't even see when all of us are being mutually threatened? If that's the case, there's no hope for us.
Maybe the efforts of the people described in this article will begin to reverse the trend. But we're a long way from the trend being actually reversed. And we may not have much time to wait for it to be reversed. I hope I'm wrong.