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‘Climate Change Comedy Hour’ on Nov. 2

Environmental historian Aaron Sachs hosts ‘Climate Change Comedy Hour’ on Nov. 2

How to cope with the despair caused by climate change? In the “Climate Change Comedy Hour,” environmental historian Aaron Sachs will use a combination of gallows humor, history and silly videos to show how we can shift our attitude about climate change -- and how that shift might help us get to the next stage of climate activism.

“Climate activists, known for spouting doom and gloom, have almost never tried to use humor in their messaging. At this point, it’s probably too late, but we could at least try to prevent the oil companies from having the last laugh,” said Sachs.

The “Climate Change Comedy Hour” is sponsored by the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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