Research shows that the majority of Americans are concerned about climate change, but most know little about meaningful steps they can take. There’s a lot more people can do – actions beyond recycling or bringing their own bags to the grocery store.
People now have an unprecedented opportunity to make a huge impact on climate change in their own homes and communities. A new climate law (called the Inflation Reduction Act) represents the largest investment in clean energy in U.S. history. It includes huge financial incentives for Americans to switch to solar, heat pumps, electric stoves, and other types of clean energy. Individuals can also make a massive impact on climate change through policy advocacy. Comedians play an essential role in helping people understand this stuff.
Comedy is uniquely persuasive and attention-grabbing when it comes to serious issues like the climate crisis, but it’s largely been an untapped resource. Here’s the question: When we invite comedians to the crisis in a new way, what’s possible? We developed the Climate Comedy Cohort to find out.