Video: Chomsky on Tackling Climate Change

CAMBRIDGE, MA - NOVEMBER 4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of linguistics Noam Chomsky speaks during a program titled "Why Iraq?" attended by an overflow crowd at Harvard University November 4, 2002 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chomsky has been outspoken in his criticism of U.S. foreign policy. (Photo by William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

An interview with Noam Chomsky on activism, organisational behaviour, power structures, privilege and propaganda related to the climate crisis. The interview includes his views on the struggles of the climate movement and strategies to tackle the issue. 

Students will learn about the climate change movement, its history and its current state. They will understand the importance of power structures in organisational behaviour for the movement. Students will further learn about political propaganda in the climate discourse. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to: 

  1. Discuss the climate change movement.
  2. According to Chomsky, why does the climate change movement lack response?
  3. How does privilege, power and propaganda influence the climate change discourse?
  4. How does climate change affect inequality between groups?

About the Tool

Tool Name Noam Chomsky on Using Activism to Confront Climate Change
Discipline Social Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Sociology, Political Science, Climate Activism, Inequality, Political Propaganda
Climate Topic Climate and Society
Type of Tool Video (23 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Developed by Kevin Caners, Interviewer- The Elephant Podcast
Hosted at The Elephant Podcast on Youtube
Link Video Link
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic