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The New Yorker’s 2014 rendition of climate change Christmas carols, spoofs the holiday season with a tongue planted firmly in-cheek.

With parodies on such holiday favorites as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Silent Night,” “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and more … Peabody Award-winning TV producer Ethan Kuperberg, provides both the transcripts of the pieces and the audio. Be sure to have your computer speakers on.

Little did we know, when the piece was first produced in the December 22-29, 2014, issue of The New Yorker how much more seriously the climate change issue would be taken – as concerns over the warming continue to increase – just four years later.

Gallows humor at its best. Just be sure to listen to the SoundCloud rendition as you follow the lyrics.

Bud Ward was editor of Yale Climate Connections from 2007-2022. He started his environmental journalism career in 1974. He later served as assistant director of the U.S. Congress's National Commission...