When it comes to addressing the existential threat of Climate Change, many tactics have been used by those desperate to capture our attention, to wake us up to the reality of the dire situation we are in.

They have utilized facts, statistics, spreadsheets, photos, videos, but there is another means which has been underused, and that is comedy, humor, jokes which have the power to connect people and to inform them. As George Washington said, “It is assuredly better to go laughing than crying thro’ the rough journey of life.”

Humor not only makes us feel good, it relieves stress, sparks courage, helps us to cope with fear, builds resilience and builds connections, whether sharing laughs in a live audience or re-telling a good joke to a friend.

And humor can help to bring more attention to Climate Change, and perhaps solutions, for studies have shown that climate-related comedy can help people feel more optimistic and more committed to take action.

Recently there was a fellowship program in Washington, D.C. which featured experts from climate focused organizations. Throughout the fellowship, participating comedians learned about Climate Change and how to combat it, with the goal of creating and empowering educational comedy.

Comedy just may be the ticket, or one of the tickets to bring more attention and indeed more solutions to our climate crisis. It just may be what comedian Esteban Gast calls “a brilliant super-power.”

Here goes…

The Ten Best Things about Global Warming

1. Why pay for tattoos when melanoma’s free?

2. No more pesky weeds. In fact, no more pesky plants.

3. Nile Encephalitis: not just for Egyptians anymore.

4. Furnaces convert easily into tornado shelters.

5. Helsinki: the new Riviera.

6. Middle East oil producers feel right at home – everywhere.

7. Golfers only need a putter and a sand wedge.

8. For those who can’t get enough of global warming. One word: Venus.

9. Steaks, medium rare, on the hoof.

10. Three thongs, and you’re dressed!

by the authors of DEAD MARS, DYING EARTH

Thank you for being on this journey.

Wishing peace and health to you and your loved ones.

Till next time,