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The Role of Entertainment in Changing Social Climate Norms
  • Emily Coren,
  • Anirudh Tiwathia
Emily Coren
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Anirudh Tiwathia
Climate Culture: Entertainment Lab; Center for Behavior & the Environment


Storytelling is a powerful tool for supporting climate literacy. Media can reflect the changes that communities are already making and connect viewers to resources for participating in climate action. This summary provides a touch point for what is currently ongoing in Hollywood as a growing community of practice to include climate mitigation and adaptation information within scripted mainstream media, provide an overview of current challenges, and present suggestions for future work to integrate commercial media into the ecosystem of informal climate education. The new Climate Literacy Guide developed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program can help shape the next decade of storytelling as we build capacity for climate change communication.
10 Dec 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
10 Dec 2023Published in ESS Open Archive