Lessons in Climate Storytelling

How can we tell stories that engage people on climate change? On April 19, 2024, the Yale Center for Environmental Communication hosted a discussion moderated by Sara Peach, Editor-in-Chief of Yale Climate Connections, with Antonieta Cadiz, Deputy Executive Director of Climate Power en Acción, Dominique Browning, co-founder and Director of Moms Clean Air Force, and Dr. Francesca Polletta, sociology professor at UC Irvine and author of It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling and Protest Politics. We explored how climate organizations are currently using storytelling in their work, the impacts of these stories, and lessons learned from other movements.