Ugh, I can’t like this. Not only the killing but the broad strokes of fossil fuel companies influence over laws, law enforcement, politicians and the very verbiage of the conversation around activism.
I keep seeing tags that say “systems change not climate change” around these days…
Frank Luntz: the man who came up with ‘climate change’ — and regrets it
For three decades he made conservative ideas popular. He got a lot wrong, he tells Jane Mulkerrins
I’ve lost count of the number of articles about Republicans that express regret for the harm they’ve caused. The theme of trying to fix what they broke while continuing to work with fascists and their enablers really undermines the sympathetic tone being shoveled. It’s another version of the self-serving non-pology, and just as lacking in real atonement. As for the inevitable focus on their personal misfortunes, I’m cheering for karma to work harder (and faster).
What I got from that article is:
- Luntz is one of the garbage humans who have worked hard to make our world a worse place, and even now thinks he just took that a little too far,
- A name to associate with the fact that “climate change” genuinely was meant as an anodyne substitute to hide the harm implied by “global warming” rather than some kind of clarification.
It’s a shame the author couldn’t bring herself to figure that out, like you said. Like, oh, politics in the US has gotten so polarized…why the hell do they think that is?
… media figures act like they can fix the “polarization” problem by exhorting individual viewers and readers to be less polarized
I dunno. I see a lot of exhorting liberals to be less polarized like we gotta meet the fascists on their side
… and certainly no acknowledgment that the media themselves have created the problem
that is stark. so many things are diminishing pollenators all over the world. very serious.
on a very local, anecdotal note, i am seeing many more bees around my garden. yay! i believe this is due to the success of the Oxitec genetic mosquito control here and that it has caused a pause in the helicopter-borne mass poison dump over the islands that was largely responsible for killing off our bees.
like i said, tho - local. anecdotal. YMMV.
Shifts in lightning hot spots can provide clues to major storm events and how storm corridors are changing over time.