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Al Gore on his hopes for the planet: “Job number one is to stop using the sky as an open sewer” – CBS News

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which are helping warm the planet, increased by 6.2% last year as the economy rebounded after pandemic lockdowns—fueled by a rise in coal-generated power and pollution from trucking.  Former Vice President Al Gore has been warning about…

Don’t Just Watch: Team Behind ‘Don’t Look Up’ Urges Climate Action – The New York Times

“Don’t Look Up” is a Hollywood rarity on several fronts. It’s a major film about climate change. It racked up a record number of hours viewed in a single week, according to Netflix. It also unleashed a flood of hot…

Helen Seidler: Overcoming our dysfunction on climate change – GazetteNET

Published: 1/10/2022 1:32:57 PM Modified: 1/10/2022 1:32:07 PM “Don’t Look Up” is the film most watched on Netflix since it premiered on Dec. 24, and for good reason. A comedy based on the premise of a life-killing comet headed for…

Climatologist Michael Mann Denies He’s A Sex Symbol

h/t Dr. Willie Soon, Total climate inventory – After Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in “Don’t look up”, Michael Mann was out of questions about whether DiCaprio’s portrayal would be a perfect fit for his life as a scientist whose warnings were…

The Climate-Change Chicanery Of Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’

“Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay’s dark comedy released on Netflix just before Christmas, has gotten an enormous amount of attention, despite the fact most film critics tend to agree it doesn’t hold together too well artistically, even as some welcome…

“Don’t Look Up” Was Good for Climate Cinema, Even If You Hated It – The New Republic

While rage, even when repellent, and sadness, even when all-consuming, are worthy of representation, imagining a response to the crisis seems hardest of all. For there’s a strong case to be made for a “more the merrier” mindset with “cli-fi”…

Don’t Look Up Doesn’t Get the Climate Crisis – New York Magazine

Photo: Niko Tavernise/Netflix Don’t Look Up is an obscenely overlong, occasionally funny satire of American media and politics. But it aspires to be something more. As he has emphasized in interviews, director Adam McKay conceived of the film as an…

‘Don’t Look Up’ Review: The Unbearable Smugness Of The Netflix Elites

Don’t Look Up is the least subtle allegory of modern times. It is a mallet of a metaphor. It is the bluntest of parables, smashing through TV and tablet screens across the globe and screaming at viewers: ‘This is a…

The Seven Climate Movies (And The One We Need Next) – Forbes

DON’T LOOK UP tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to … [+] warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth. In select theaters December 10, on Netflix December…

How do you make a movie about a hyperobject? – High Country News

The film ‘Don’t Look Up’ turns climate change into an allegorical comet   You are, at this point, aware of the crisis. Scientists have warned us of its imminence, but we’ve doubted their data or dismissed them as alarmists. Politicians,…

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