Klimawandel bei den Simpsons

Sara Peach hat sich die Thematisierung des Klimawandels bei den Simpsons angeschaut und ist nicht übermäßig begeistert:

Because of its popularity, the show reaches a larger audience than many journalists and scientists, said Tim Delaney, author of “Simpsonology” and professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego. Meanwhile, its humorous approach may disarm viewers who would otherwise dismiss messages about the environment. “Funny is funny,” he said. “Everyone can laugh at it.”

When the show addresses climate change and other environmental problems, it generally does so through the character of Lisa Simpson. […]

Of more than 475 episodes aired, “The Simpsons” has mentioned climate change in fewer than 10. References to the issue are brief, often consisting of scenes of only a few seconds. In contrast, the show has lavished attention on other issues, Turner said. The nuances of religious belief, the dangers of nuclear power, and the excesses of capitalism, for example, have been explored consistently throughout the series.

“Their take on climate change has been pretty weak,” Turner said.

“That’s a bit of a shame, because if there is anywhere that climate change could get a great hearing in pop culture, it would be in ‘The Simpsons.’”


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