Arctic Scientists Turn to Comedy to Discuss Serious Environmental Changes

At a comedy show in Washington, D.C., three polar scientists used humor to discuss the rapid changes facing the Arctic — and what they mean for the world.

It can be difficult to communicate climate change’s effects on the Arctic. After all, the news often isn’t great: The region continues to see record-high temperatures and record-low ice, with the fallout from these changes threatening to span the globe and no signs of improvement on the horizon.

So on Sunday night, scientists in Washington, D.C., turned to comedy.

At an event called “Wait Wait… Is the Arctic Doomed?” — a playful riff on the popular NPR trivia show “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” — three polar scientists joined two local comedians to take on environmental challenges in the Arctic and Antarctic. Read more at ArcticToday.

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