Alternet - the Media’s Biggest 2016 Failure Isn’t Donald Trump: It’s Ignoring Climate Change
I think I may have to at least partly disagree with Jack Mirkinson, I don’t think the media had anything at all to do with Donald Trump’s rise to power in the Republican Party. I blame that entirely on the GOP courting racists and Islamophobes, and religious fanatics for so long. Still they really should have been focusing more on the impending disaster that is man made climate change.
Photo Credit: Walker BragmanHey, did you hear the one about how the planet is dying quickly and we’re probably all doomed?
It’s true! Just this past week, the world got a fun update about just how much danger we’re in thanks to climate change. This one came courtesy of the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is, well, a giant sheet of ice in Antarctica and which is potentially disintegrating at a pace that, in the words of the New York Times, could help send sea levels rising enough to cause “a profound crisis within the lifetimes of children being born today.”
That seems like kind of a big deal, right? It kind of puts all of the more immediate fights we’re having in an ominous perspective, no? It’s the sort of topic you might expect, say, a presidential campaign to be taking more seriously, wouldn’t you think?
*Note: I had to shorten the original Alternet / Salon title since it wouldn’t fit here.