Hawaii youth are seeking accountability for climate change amid historic wildfires. Plus, an analysis of climate mentions in breaking wildfire news coverage.
Thank you for continuing to call out advertising’s role in sowing doubt and promoting false solutions. I’ve contacted the NY Times on multiple occasions, highlighting the credibility issues it raises when a well respected mainstream media outlet allows itself to be a mouthpiece for the fossil fuel industry. Enough pressure and we can turn off the tap!
Times subscription canceled and funds now diverted here and to other no ad journalism.
Once again, youths are leading when and where their elders have failed them. We need every bit of this energy we can get.
After reading https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/climate-disinformation-spanish-misinformation-spreads-impacts-latinos-rcna98823 I wound up doing a bunch of Spanish-language searches on Google News. There's remarkably little actual climate coverage; I found a lot of content in German and French, but only very tiny amounts in Spanish.
Have you given any though to taking Heated bilingual?
Please can you correct the statement that hurricane Olivia was the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii? The state has experienced many tropical storms and hurricanes (Iwa in 1982, Iniki 1992, to name a few). Thanks.
It is enraging to read a story like the one about Kaliko losing her home and the lawsuit, and the NYT running fossil fuel ads, which fuel the weather events that help cause those disasters.
Historian Gary Leupp has just written an article about the historic features of Lahaina. https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/08/15/the-maui-inferno-in-historical-perspective/
He begins with an old whaling song "Rolling Down to Old Maui", and then talks about historic places and why they are historic. He ends with some thoughts about donations:
"I’d suggest to those moved in watching these unfolding events ... to donate funds for Maui, but to send them to those working for change, not for post-disaster fixes, or efforts to fix what’s either gone or beyond all fixing. Send them to respected environmental organizations, rooted in the land and housing struggles of the 1970s, such as Save Our Surf https://www.surfingeducationassociation.org/mission and Life of the Land https://lifeoftheland.org/about/ Or give to Aha Punana Leo,, a movement to revitalize Hawaiian language instruction in the islands https://www.ahapunanaleo.org/.Or to one of the multiple Hawaiian sovereignty movements."
Common sense will prevail... soon we hope..