Audio: The Art of Storytelling

An audio conversation between storyteller and performing artist, Jo Blake and storyteller and art therapist, Sarah Deco on the relationship between mythologies and climate change narratives. This podcast focuses on how climate narratives can affect individual action and behaviour.

Students will be introduced to how ancient myths psychologically affect us as individuals and connect us to others through nature and culture. They will also learn how to use the nature of myth and storytelling to emotionally impact people to be hopeful and action-driven with reference to the current climate crisis. Additionally, they will also learn how to overcome trauma and grief caused by climate change through the use of myths, storytelling and collective experiences. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is the art of storytelling and how is it used to narrate myths?
  2. Give an example of how a myth can be used as a symbolism to overcome climate change related grief and trauma?

About the Tool

Tool NameCan ancient myths help transform the narratives that led to the climate change crisis?
DisciplineHumanities, Social Science, Psychology
Topic(s) in DisciplineEnglish, Storytelling, Climate Psychology, Behavioural Psychology, Myths and Mythology
Climate TopicClimate and Society; Climate Literacy
Type of toolAudio (28 mins)
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Developed byClimate Psychology Alliance
Hosted atClimate Psychology Alliance
LinkAudio Link
Computer SkillsBasic

Audio: Climate Change and Real Estate Pricing

An audio interview that introduces the effects of climate change on real estate pricing. This interview is by Climate Cast, MPR News, with Ed Walter, Urban Land Institute Global CEO.

Students will learn how real estate firms view climate change and how rising sea levels, storm surges, and unprecedented flooding affects land prices. Through a case study, students will understand how climate change affects individual house locations and real estate pricing.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How are climate change and real estate related?
  2. What is the impact of climate change on land prices?
  3. How are large real estate firms addressing climate change?

About the Tool

Tool Name Climate change risk showing up in real estate
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Carbon Pricing, Economics of Fossil Fuels
Climate Topic Land Pricing, Real Estate Pricing, Disaster Management
Type of Tool Audio (5 mins)
Grade Level High-school, Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by BBC World Service (Paul Huttner)
Hosted at MPRNews
Link Audio Link
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Has Humanity Pushed Earth into a New Geological Epoch: the “Anthropocene?”

In this audio podcast from the Climate History Podcast, “Professor Dagomar Degroot interviews Professor John McNeill (Georgetown University) about the Anthropocene: the proposed geological epoch in which Earth’s environment is most profoundly shaped by humanity.”