Lexa Graham jokes it was the chemical burns she got at university that gave her the thick skin she needed to go into stand-up comedy.
But a Master’s degree in chemical engineering also gave the Toronto-based comedian, writer and tutor something else — the ability to weave meaningful information on climate change into her humour.
“When it comes to climate change, you have to meet people where they are,” she says. “And comedy can be a really great way to do that.”
Graham, who has written for CBC Comedy and Reductress, is the creator of the DNAtured Journal, a satirical publication that parodies mainstream science reporting with headlines like: “World Leaders Pledge to Replace Earth Hour
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