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Climate Change Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

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In 2017, a comedian found inspiration in Al Gore’s book on climate change. Seeing the potential for comedy, he created a popular show imagining Gore on an ‘I-told-you-so tour.’ Since then, more comedians have been using humor to address the climate crisis, including in Hollywood movies and online sketches. Climate change communication often struggles due to its serious nature, which led some academics to advocate for using humor to engage people and alleviate anxiety. Humor has proven effective in breaking down barriers and motivating action.