Laughing at Global Warming
Can you laugh at global warming? Indeed, should you? If we can’t laugh at the human condition, then are we already lost?
Most people understand the urgency of climate change. Although we all know it exists, it isn’t really a day-to-day priority. Are we to blame or have we become deaf, tired of hearing the same skipping song?
It’s naturally difficult to see sparks of hope behind depressing facts, so maybe it’s time to make the facts a little less discouraging. Using humor to portray important issues such as climate change allows us to create a space for letting go of pressures, something highly needed in our fast pace lives.
Humor that has good taste is both intricate and clever. If positive message have made proof of success in environmental education, I am curious to explore how humor is essential.
John Green, secretary of the fund that was set up in memory of cartoonist Ken Sprague, says: "Cartoons can reach parts that other arguments can't. We have been inundated with doom-laden predictions and scientific facts on the inevitability of global warming, but here we can exorcise our fears. "
Furthermore, humor can reach all types of people to bring climate change to the forefront, and people are – fortunately or unfortunately – essential to the future of the earth.
On that note and since it is Obama’s birthday today, I am leaving you with something I hope will make you giggles: Obama’s speech on climate change rendered by an anger translator
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