Reporting on how our local weather is altering can get us down at occasions, however each every so often, we get to publish tales that make us chuckle, particularly on our radio program. Anthony Leiserowitz, the host of Yale Local weather Connections and director of the Yale Program on Local weather Change Communication, has needed to say some fairly humorous issues for the reason that program first aired in 2014. Listed here are our picks of the highest 10 funniest radio tales — and tales in regards to the worth of humor in local weather communication — from our archive..
The headline of this episode appears like the right title for a thriller novel — or perhaps an summary portray. It’s neither of these and is definitely a real story about an octopus that turned a social media sensation.
Regardless of how previous you might be, a superb poop story is sure to lighten the temper. This story is about one man’s imaginative and prescient to show poo into vitality, remodeling a standard gasoline lantern into one thing progressive and non-polluting.
Talking of poo, on the Detroit Zoo, nothing goes to waste, together with zoo animals’ poo.
Don’t fear, this meals gained’t make your canine chirp, however it would cut back their carbon footprint. These crickets and grubs not solely take up much less land and want much less water than cattle and poultry, however in addition they eat meals (and alcohol) waste.
Lowering one’s carbon footprint and exercising typically go hand-in-hand, like biking and strolling to work or faculty as a substitute of driving. Going to a spin class to assist electrify a grid isn’t as frequent, however it’s occurring in California.
Consuming meals waste doesn’t sound tremendous appetizing, however one restaurant in San Francisco is popping undesirable meals merchandise into probably the most wished meals of all: pizza.
Who knew that speaking about wildfires and easy methods to stop them may make you well-known? For TikTokker Kelsey Sims, it has accomplished simply that. It doesn’t damage that there are some cute doggie cameos included in her content material.
There have been plenty of wild concepts over time with regards to fueling automobiles. This one will both excite whisky drinkers or make them outraged — till they take heed to the entire story and notice that it’s not precisely the whisky that they imbibe that may find yourself within the gasoline tank.
Speaking about excessive climate situations and mass species extinctions isn’t at all times one of the simplest ways to seize somebody’s consideration. One research confirmed that including a little bit humor to local weather change messaging could make younger individuals extra prepared to pay attention.
Everyone knows that NASA scientists are good, however who knew that they may very well be humorous as nicely? Some individuals know him as Local weather Elvis, whereas others know him as Man Scientist, however he’s additionally NASA scientist, Josh Willis, who wrapped up the Oceans Melting Greenland mission (OMG) in 2021, which studied Greenland’s melting ice sheet.