Media and Climate Change: Why we need a total overhaul

Mike Small, reporting for Bella Caledonia, shares a video from The Listening Post on the Al Jazeera media network, which explores the global phenomenon of the media failure to report and understand the global warming crisis. He says “much of the traditional media just can’t cope with the reality of climate breakdown. It doesn’t know how to respond to the scale of such a crisis, it can’t de-couple itself from the hegemonic norms of growth and all the things we’re told – and tell ourselves – are good. This is a particular problem in Scotland where many of us are still wedded to the 1970s notion that the North Sea Oil will somehow be our saviour, our liberator.”