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24 Nov, 2021
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Congressman: God will take care of climate change.
God: I sent you scientists.
        
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Climate Change Isnt Funny—Yet the Climate Movement Must Be
Climate Change Isn’t Funny—Yet the Climate Movement Must Be
Treehugger has always avoided being too dire. We once even had “sustainability with sass” on our masthead. As the climate crisis has deepened, it has become harder to avoid doomism and gloomism. Or, as Sami notes, becoming dour, preachy, and humorless (like me). Sami says, “Ultimately, though, the reason we need to learn to use humor more effectively is the same reason we need to learn to use beauty, anger, fear, and hope—to connect with people on a level that engages their full humanity—and we need to keep them engaged as we move forward together toward solutions.” I trolled the internet but couldn’t find anything funny—oh, wait:
 
Parent: I’d do anything for my children!
Scientist: Here’s how to stave off climate change so your children can stay on earth.
Parent: Nah.
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Use These Garden Plants to Make Your Own Liquid Plant Feeds
Use These Garden Plants to Make Your Own Liquid Plant Feeds
This is like “Soylent Green” for plants.
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How E-Bikes Can Save Cities
How E-Bikes Can Save Cities
“Everyone looks like a giant nerd on their e-bike, which means you have a city of giant nerds.”
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Polartec Infuses Fabric With Peppermint Oil to Combat Body Odor
Polartec Infuses Fabric With Peppermint Oil to Combat Body Odor
So now we will walk around smelling like toothpaste.
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The Best Sustainable Winter Hiking Gear of 2021
The Best Sustainable Winter Hiking Gear of 2021
Because there is no such thing as bad weather—only inappropriate clothing.
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Massive Aerial Elephant Survey Is Critical for Conservation
Massive Aerial Elephant Survey Is Critical for Conservation
Picking up on Sami’s lead, I have tried to add a bit of humor to every entry here, but Mary Jo didn’t save the funny animal photos for today. Then I got down to comments, where Bob from New Zealand noted the “massive aerial elephants” are being surveyed and wondered where they land and take off, and now I can’t stop thinking about Dumbo cartoons.
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