Will anyone tell the truth about climate change?
In the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, it is a long road from denial to acceptance. But in the tragedy that is climate change, the terrifying new math proves that we need to get to acceptance as quickly as possible in order to prevent -- or at least minimize -- a planetary cataclysm. Doing that, as I argue in this short new video, requires a massive public education campaign about the reality of climate change, starting with the mass media.
But one of the big problems is local television news -- and how so many of the nation's Ron Burgundys are full-on climate-change denialists. Also important is the quiet change happening in the national media -- a change whereby more and more outlets are taking steps to diminish -- or criticize -- what minimal climate change coverage still exists.
Consider the news of the past few weeks: