In conversation with Ben Hurst and Maryam Pasha, Esteban Gast, comedian-in-residence at Generation180 and co-creator of the Climate Comedy Cohort, shares how he’s building a climate comedy movement to get more humour into climate storytelling through the form of mentions, moments and premises.
For climate change, we need a story that doesn’t end in the sixth mass extinction. If we can see what a climate-safe world looks like, we might believe in it, and we might create more and stronger solutions that accelerate progress toward a net zero world. A reboot of Captain Planet could inspire a new wave of problem-solvers and optimists that this crisis needs.
Climate tech companies often struggle to tell their story well because they have lots of information and no way to organize it. This article introduces a tool climate leaders can use to organize their work into a story that communicates their value.
Learn how to weave climate themes into your storytelling with two YA authors from Walker Books. Climate consultant Lauren James breaks down a scene from Sara Barnard’s writing to show how climate change can be incorporated naturally into scenes. This session allows publishing professionals to see first-hand the process an editor and author would go through when focussing on ‘climate sensitivity’, as well as Sara responding to the editorial suggestions in the moment.
In this article, Rebecca Solnit, argues the need for more and better stories about everything that's happening on the climate solutions front, stories that balance the bad and good news, that give context, that exposes who's responsible for the climate crisis and focus on systems change and collective action.
Small island states are typically depicted in global media as desperately sinking or moments away from total annihilation due to climate change. But this is not the whole story - for decades some of the most climate vulnerable countries have been the loudest voices leading the climate movement and bringing about real change. As a native Tongan/Pacific Islander and communications specialist, Josephine Latu-Sanft, shares the historic role of small island states not merely as climate victims but as climate warriors.
A fellowship and mentorship programme to help young storytellers from the Philippines, Indonesa and Malaysia gain the skills and knowledge to craft compelling climate narratives to humanize the impacts of climate change and highlight local solutions.
An initiative designed to shift the narrative and to challenge dominant systems of exploitation and oppression of women and the Earth. The online platform collects stories by and about women leading struggles and solutions for climate justice under a variety of cross-sectional themes.
In this article former physicist, Lauren James, describes her journey to writing her climate change focused novel, Green Rising, and her quest to tackle such a huge, complex topic in a way which felt uplifting, that was character and story focussed. Eventually, she realised that she needed to focus on writing about characters who are actively working to slow climate change, rather than writing a story showing the terrors to come.
In this podcasts hosts, Molly and Ramanan chat with climate fiction authors imagining a future climate-inflected world.