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Re: “The climate change movement is not resonating with the public

Tell us how to connect to the average North Carolinian.

Posted by Paul F. Getty on 04/25/2013 at 8:39 PM

Re: “The climate change movement is not resonating with the public

Yes, Patricia. Climate change trumps all other stories when it comes to importance. Yet you can peruse all the big newspapers and watch all the news shows today and there will probably be no mention.
Some say this is because day by day and week by week there is nothing new to report in global warming. That is not true. New articles come out all the time in the science journals about predictions and new alarming data about warming, links to terrible weather events, new solar and wind breakthroughs, bills presented and plans for decreasing fossil fues, campaigns and protests to pipelines and mountaintop removal and tar sand extraction, and on and on. There should be at least one headline every day concerning climate change in the New York Times, and one story every night on the evening news. But there isn't. Corporate media is purposely sidelining the issue. Too controversial? That's crazy. Our media. is controlled by powerful interests, connected in many ways to the fossil fuel interests and related industries and financial companies. They criminally are ensuring that the people of the US stay misinformed, confused, and lethargic about global warming. There is a lot of money to be made in the future burning coal, gas and oil. So we will cook the planet and destroy life on earth for their profits. Can you think of any worse crimes going on than journalists being complicit in this?
So, our movement on climate change gets sidelined and largely ignored by the general population. But we will not stop fighting to spread the alarm. What else can we do? And maybe journalists and editors will begin look at their own kids and grand kids and begin to see what role they can play to ensure a livable future for them, and come and join the movement.

Posted by Paul F. Getty on 04/25/2013 at 8:16 AM

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