I’ve noticed a new narrative line being developed in the mainstream media towards climate change.
The problem with deniers and minimisers was always going to be the actual weather. At some stage people would start looking outside their window at the extreme weather conditions and know in their bones that there was something terribly wrong.
So now we have the shrug and adapt narrative from the media.
Don’t get angry at these guys for holding up meaningful change…
…don’t demand that oil companies who knew for decades that climate change was a huge problem should be sued…
#ExxonKnew about climate change for decades, yet fueled a colossal denial machine to block any meaningful action to confront it. Now, thousands of us are fighting back.
…don’t get furious at the media who have been so slow to attach the climate change we are seeing to individual weather events or who see ‘balance’ as allowing climate deniers to share the stage with peer reviewed scientists.
Oh no, now we all just have to accept this climate change and adapt to it without ever acknowledging the role the powerful and the rich had in stopping any change.
How convenient for all those who are to blame.