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Creative climate communications
ENVS 3173/THTR 4173/ATLS 4173

Course Schedule
Week 14

Tuesday, April 16

  • vocal, physical, improvisational work/warm-up
  • in class work on comedy event

Professor Peter McGraw, Psychology and Marketing, University of Colorado

Provided Reading

Bernard, S.C. (2016) Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen Focal Press, New York – excerpt from Chapter 13: ‘Narration and Voice-Over’, 219-227.


Thursday, April 18

  • vocal, physical, improvisational work/warm-up
  • in class work on composition #2 & comedy event

Provided Readings

Brewer, P. R., and McKnight, J. (2017). A statistically representative climate change debate: Satirical television news, scientific consensus, and public perceptions of global warming. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 25(3), pp. 166-180.

Feldman, L. (2017). Assumptions about science in satirical news and late-night comedy. The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication, pp. 321.

Feldman, L. and Hart, P.S. (2015) Using Political Efficacy Messages to Increase Climate Activism: The Mediating Role of Emotions, Science Communication 1-29.

Moser, S.C. (2013) Navigating the political and emotional terrain of adaptation: community engagement when climate change comes home, in Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World Moser, S.C. and Boykoff, M. [eds], pp. 289-305.

Revkin, A.C. (2011) Tackling the climate communication challenge, in Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is (Bennett, D.J. and Jennings, R.C. [eds]) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 137-150.