Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Climate Change Denial

Further to my post on Wot? A Wacky World? yesterday, the U.K. Guardian answers the dilemma of some of us on the lack of North American media attention to the biggest crisis of the millenium, namely climate change, with an article titled:

America's miasma of misinformation on climate change

"With serious reporting of global warming by US media virtually nonexistent, it's no wonder Americans are paralysed in denial."
 
It is accompanied by an affirming photo of a Burger King sign.
 
So, yes, as per your comments Europeans are well stocked with full media information and even corrective measures in countries such as Germany with its focus on solar energy.
 
But here in Harperland (Canada) with the pushing of the Alberta oil sands and, Maude forbid, the drilling of the arctic a coming reality, it's no wonder that so little is said of the ongoing catastrophic effects on Mother Earth of our profligate ways or the possibility of a corrective turn in our plundering and despoiling of her resources. 

8 comments:

  1. I share your despair and stopped writing much on this topic myself - it'd be flogging the proverbial dead horse.

    I read a very good piece yesterday by James Howard Kunstler: DUTY
    It's not specifically about climate change, but relevant.
    it's at (appropriately named) Clusterfuck Nation

    http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/09/duty.html
    One para:
    We have no sense of anything except the junk-cluttered moment, including our junk politics and the junk ceremony of the present election. When today is a long time ago we will wonder at the feckless cravens that modernity made of us, in particular the absence of any sense of duty to the project of being the only self-aware organisms (as far as anyone knows) in the universe. In this country, anything goes and nothing matters, and that's the simple sad truth of where we are right now.

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  2. Please consider the following:

    "On Dec. 13, 2007, 100 scientists jointly signed an Open Letter to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, requesting they cease the man-made global warming hysteria and settle down to helping mankind better prepare for natural disasters. The final signature was from the President of the World Federation of Scientists."

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  3. T:
    Yes I read Jim every week and have seen his docs.

    I love his use of the written word but he has his flaws.

    And so do we all.

    XO
    WWW

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  4. Moe:

    And that's pretty well worked out, hasn't it?

    :(

    XO
    WWW

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  5. CC12:

    That's a good way of putting it. A long time ago I wrote "We're all on our own."

    Stocking up on commodities?

    XO
    WWW

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  6. Wisewebwomen
    No, it's not really working out very well. Little Ice Age, is the/my concern. And, TPTB are setting up the next war -- Iran this time I feel sorry for the Iranian people. And yes, Jim is a good read. He has been much better at predicting economic events than most of the talking head pundits.

    Have a good life while you can.

    -Not Very Wise Moe

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  7. Moe:
    Daughter and I, just for fun, log all the distractions pimped by the media in the way of avoiding the 'real' issues.

    Here in Canada it is the revisiting of the "beginning of human life" tabled in Parliament to the outrage of Canadian women.

    Meanwhile an omnibus bill is being ushered in quietly behind doors which will be catastrophic for the environment.

    I could go on. But my life would run out before I did.

    XO
    WWW

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