Published: December 13, 2010
Publisher’s Note: Today, most citizens, and their leaders, around the world are convinced both of climate change and of the human contribution that is increasingly driving this change. The United States is unusual, perhaps, in the lobbying and PR money spent by oil companies in their “Deny, Delay, and Dither” strategy for facing the financial aspects of the problem, and perhaps also in the way that some members of the conservative political spectrum have found solace in denial. In this, they have been unabashedly aided by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.
As filmmaker Michael Nash points out in this week’s issue, the problems documented in this new film don’t require political allegiance or a particular view on the cause of climate change. He has done a terrific job of documenting the problem, even today, of millions of people turned into refugees by unexpected, and often rapid, change in climate.