Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:35 AM
xchrom (106,469 posts)
Bill Moyers & Naomi Klein: How Climate Change Is an Historic Opportunity for Progressives
NAOMI KLEIN : It has dropped dramatically. I mean, the statistics on this are quite incredible. 2007, according to a Harris poll, 71 percent of Americans believed that climate change was real, that it was human caused. And by last year, that number went down to 44 percent. 71 percent to 44 percent, that is an unbelievable drop in belief. But then you look at the coverage that the issue's received in the media. And it's also dropped dramatically from that high point. 2007, you know, this was this moment where, you know, Hollywood was on board. “Vanity Fair” launched their annual green issue.
And by the way, there hasn't been an annual green issue since 2008. Stars were showing up to the Academy Awards in hybrid cars. And there was a sense, you know, we all have to play our part, including the elites. And that has really been lost. And that's why it's got to come from the bottom up this time.
BILL MOYERS : But what do you think happened to diminish the enthusiasm for doing something about it, the attention from the press, the interest of the elite? What is it?
NAOMI KLEIN : I think we're up against a very powerful lobby. And you know, this is the fossil fuel lobby. And they have every reason in the world to prevent this from being the most urgent issue on our agenda. And I think, you know, if we look at the history of the environmental movement, going back 25 years to when this issue really broke through, you know, when James Hansen testified before Congress, that--
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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:47 AM
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1. Everybody needs to watch Naomi this weekend on Bill Moyers and Co!
It's not on where I live until Sunday AM. (I live in a Red State, so they put it on when all the fundies are at church.)