Animal Influencers as a Way Out of Climate Fatigue

Mar 11, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Animal Influencers as a Way Out of Climate Fatigue, Mar 11, 2023

Repeated predictions of disappearing coastlines and species extinctions has resulted in climate change fatigue. We’re collectively over it. How do we keep the conversation going and create change without burning out? Animal Influencers. Learn how Austin Icon Merlin Tuttle protected the Congress Bridge Bat colony from extermination. How Warren is reshaping public perception of the Octopus by reaching millions of people monthly through OctoNation, The Largest Octopus Fan Club. How to design a more elegant extinction with artist Jiabao, who co-creates with Squid and Octopus. How artist VLM engages Luna Moths to tell dynamic visual stories full of hope. There are animal influencers all around us that inspire wonder and awe. When we appreciate the natural world, we’re more likely to protect it.

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Warren Carlyle


Jiabao Li


Virginia L. Montgomery

Big Bright Visuals

Merlin Tuttle

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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