This week we talk, among other things, about ‘the media’ and climate.
But first, we are in the middle of a big transition, from a “less than 400ppm” to a “greater than 400ppm” planet. The fact that carbon is rising dramatically is held in a report from Mashable along with some commentary.
Ann Curry’s NBC program “Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?” included some commentary from the ambiguous figure of Roger Pielke. The other interesting upcoming item is a nine part series: Years of Living Dangerously. If you want, join a watch party with 350.The Union of Concerned Scientist put out a report detailing mis-information on climate from cable media. Then we have Bill Maher and the oceans and an informative piece from Tom Hartmann cable news’ failures.On the artistic front, we discuss Cli-Fi and point back to our own discussion from last year. You can find an online version of Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Tamarisk Hunter” here. Another item is a review of Rivers, for example. Then we have movies, from Noah to an Al Gore sequel.
Back in Cambridge, we have some movement on divestment at Harvard.
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.