Excellent Kiwi blog decrying the negative impact of horror documentaries about climate change and praising the positive messages that are transforming narrow climate change protests into a global movement.
We dread the horror documentaries on climate change. “This is what is happening. If we don’t do something about it, these are the consequences.” It has the effect of stunning us. It’s better to put our head under a rock. It’s better to believe that the big powerful interests actually care about our future. Let’s move on to other things and just have faith.
Naomi Klein’s documentary This Changes Everything, played a completely different tune. It was a film of hope: “What if Global Warming isn’t just a crisis. What if it is the best chance yet to build a better world. Change, or be changed.”
We can make a difference. And no, we cannot trust the powerful interests, because they think in the blind alleys where short-term finance mugs wisdom.
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth was of the horror variety. It went into what was happening…
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