About Climate Town
Climate Town is a U.S.-based YouTube channel and community that aims to educate, entertain, and make people feel more comfortable talking with others about climate change.
Climate Town is a U.S.-based YouTube channel and community that aims to educate, entertain, and make people feel more comfortable talking with others about climate change. The channel’s goal is to help individuals talk more about climate change, without feeling embarrassed or uninformed about it. They believe that if people talk 10x more about the climate crisis, it will give us a better shot as solving the issue.
The creator of the channel, Rollie Williams, recently received his master’s degree in climate science and policy from Columbia University. Climate Town started as a YouTube channel created in 2020 and has gained over 450,000 subscribers since then. They have released over twenty full length episodes that have been viewed more than 15,000,000 times–which means they’ve gotten people to spend over 2,000,000 hours of their actual lives voluntarily learning about climate change.
They have also started a Climate Town Discord server that has thousands of members talking to each other every day about climate news, science, political activism, and a whole bunch of other stuff that people need to be talking about. To aid individuals in this process, the site also offers links to other positive climate projects and books that can help people learn more about the climate crisis.
Climate Town believes that climate change is not a problem we can solve with a quiet choice at the grocery store and instead believes that the crisis won’t be solved until governments and corporations stop paying lip service to the environment and actually start protecting it. And they believe that an educated, activated, grassroots movement demanding systemic change can do that better than anything else.
Climate Town is committed to onboarding people into the climate movement and getting them to demand a livable future, through open communication and collaboration.