Global demand for air travel is rising, so Vox celebrated a way to shame passengers for flying because of climate change for the second time in a week. Vox staff writer Umair Irfan promoted the “global flying shame movement” and a new website, Shame Plane, on August 7. Swedish digital designer Victor Müller and developer Dennis Mårtensson created the site to guilt-trip travelers over the carbon emissions of their flights. Inspired by Swedish climate-change activist Greta Thunberg, Müller initially crunched the numbers because of “his own anxieties about climate change,” and found his flight carbon footprint “shocking and paralyzing.” Irfan wrote another article about the Swedish flight shaming movement less than a week earlier.
Google is the world’s No. 1 search engine and it can reveal important information even when it’s not being used. That was the case with the huge Google Camp Summit on climate change that went from being a way to lecture on global warming to a reminder how hypocritical liberals can be about the issue.
Vogue Magazine published a piece over the weekend detailing just how hard it can be for children to live in a world doomed by global warming. Talking about “eco-anxiety,” the article claimed that some children are dealing with debilitating fears of world-ending climate change. Vogue tried to offer tips for parents trying to dispel such fears, but we think a much clearer solution would be for dingbat parents to stop convulsing about the world ending in 12 years or that we are all doomed because of greenhouse gases.
The creative team behind Unplanned couldn’t have been happier with their film’s debut north of the border. That’s not the end of the story, though. Unplanned earned a robust $18.8 million at the U.S. box office, but the film initially struggled to find distributors to bring it to Canadian crowds. For context, many indie features fail to crack $1 million at the U.S. box office.
Singer Miley Cyrus made her own contribution to progressive climate change hysteria at a concert over the weekend. During an impassioned midshow speech Cyrus screeched that earth’s time is almost up because of what humans are doing to the planet. She demanded that her fans realize “There is no planet B, so don’t fuck it up.”
New York Times reporter Andy Newman has followed up on his guilt-ridden travel piece in the paper’s um, Travel section (headlined under the buzzkillking title, “Travel’s Climate Problem – If to see the world is also to help destroy it, should we just stay home?”). Page two of Monday’s New York Times featured Newman responding to readers crushed that Newman actually went on holiday abroad: “Weighing the Cost of Personal Travel.” Fortunately he received “dispensation” from the Vatican of Vacations, the National Resources Defense Council, a left-wing environmental organization with some wacky ideas about mercury.
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, during the show's closing commentary, host Bill Maher derided the Republican party as the "a**hole dad party" that, under President Donald Trump, acts irresponsibly and does not care about the future on issues like climate change.
A week is not a long time. It’s only 1/52nd of a year. But eco-warriors determined to be rid of fossil fuels will latch on to anything to try to prove renewables can shoulder the demand for energy.
Think Progress and EcoWatch did just that on May 8, celebrating that the UK’s “electrical grid has gone more than seven days without burning any coal.” BBC and CNN both quoted Fintan Slye of the UK National Grid Electricity System Operator. The Guardian also reported the coal-free week.
There’s often a clear anti-capitalist bent to environmental alarm, as Guardian columnist George Monbiot proved again April 25.
“Our choice comes down to this. Do we stop life to allow capitalism to continue, or stop capitalism to allow life to continue?” Monbiot asked. His anti-capitalist rant argued that capitalism was “incompatible with the survival of life on Earth.”
Chevron’s winning streak in the courtroom against Ecuador over rainforest pollution continued in April. So did the liberal media’s silence on the battle.
On Morning Joe, discussing President Trump's criticism of the Green New Deal and his indication that he plans to run against it in 2020, NBC reporter Heidi Przybyla says the GND doesn't have to be a liability for the Democrats because they have "science on their side."
On Friday evening, the NBC Nightly News caught up with CNN in highlighting a couple of teenage environmental activists who are promoting an alarmist agenda against global warming while encouraging students to skip school to pressure adults into taking action on the issue. The CBS Evening News also gave the protests a 17-second brief.