Trying to talk about climate change can be a tedious task. Conversations about harm and risk and the current state of affairs concerning climate can be overwhelming, depressing, and confrontational. Despite the difficulties it is a conversation that needs to be on-going and relentless.
There are so many magnificent people doing terrific things to combat climate change and raise awareness in a call for help. Combatting the effects of global warming as well as misinformation regarding global warming is an arduous undertaking in need of overwhelming worldwide coordination and support.
For an array of reasons sharing scientific consensus as well as objective data has not achieved anything close to an impetus for change. Unfortunately in some cases, sharing data has been met with an obstinate defiance. With that defiance as our guide we have set out to find new and useful ways to communicate with those who may otherwise be quiescent in their role concerning a future that becomes bleaker and bleaker with each passing day.
Joining theDIHEDRAL Podcast on this panel for creative climate messaging is a group of intellectuals, scholars, and activists that share their remarkable ideas for healthy and meaningful conversations about global warming.
The panel includes:
- Dr. Marion Hourdequin: Environmental Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at Colorado College, and author of several publications including the book Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice.
- Dr. John Cook: Research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University, founder of SkepticalScience.com, and author of the award winning book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change.
- Dr. Beth Osnes: Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Associate of the Environmental Studies faculty. Dr. Osnes is a theatre and performance studies artist/scholar who is active in applied performance and creative climate communication. As co-director of Inside the Green House Beth has been at the forefront of creative change for years. In addition to producing, performing, and directing Beth has authored several pieces of work including her book Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development.
- Ting Lester: Ting is a minor who has already made enormous contributions to the climate change discussion. As part of Young Womxn’s Voices for Climate, Ting and her colleagues have reached the public in incredibly influential ways. In addition to her activism, Ting is also an avid rock climber, and on the date we recored this podcast, Ting had just sent her first 5.13
Tune in as we discuss Creative Messaging on Climate Change.
We hope you will enjoy listening in as much as we did, and of course this talk couldn’t have happened without our delightful and engaging guests.
A huge THANK YOU for the time, effort, and advice from Marion, John, Beth and Ting
We also want to thank you for listening. You can find the interview on theDIHEDRAL Podcast Here, and listed on most podcasting platforms including Apple, Spotify, and Amazon.