18 times comedians joked about climate change

Source: Yale Climate Connections


How many comedians does it take to make climate change funny? OK, yes, that’s a trick question — climate change is basically the opposite of funny. But like divorce, war, and other not-funny things, there are actually lots of ways to joke about it. And that could be a very good thing.

Comedy has a long history of helping people cope with hard things. As George Washington said, “It is assuredly better to go laughing than crying thro’ the rough journey of life.” 

Psychology backs up his opinion. Humor can relieve stress, spark courage, help you cope with fear, medical problems, and even build resilience through crisis. It can help build connection with others, whether you’re in a live audience sharing cathartic belly laughs together, or retelling a good joke to a friend. 

It can also help bring more attention to an issue like climate change — and in turn, the solutions.If you’d rather laugh than cry about global warming for a change, then watch these clips:

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