The Media Does Matter:
The media, that is, the way you get information about our environment and who you get it from really does matter. We are living in Exceptional Times, where anthropogenic (man-made) changes to the wholesale environment may jeopardize our children’s ability to survive in it.
Just think a moment about the news reporting on the frantic and irresponsible reporting on the buildup to the Iraq War ( Bill Moyers Journal . Buying the War . Additional Interviews PBS) and then look around you. Would our country be in the dire straits we are in the Middle East if our media had been responsible, free, unfettered, and doing their job properly?
So, is it with environmental matters, the media is not doing their job in informing us in an unbiased, intelligent, responsible way. Find out from Media Matters the problems surrounding the most salient (as there are many large environmental problems we are facing) and imminent environmental problem— Media Matters - Global Warming: Misinformation Action Center Get a sense of the way this critical issue is being manipulated by a biased press only concerned with making profits for their constituents.
Foremost, before we can even attempt to change how our society addresses the plethora of environmental issues facing us, we must educate ourselves about the facts, who to trust on getting those facts and who to trust on keeping us informed of the impacts or footprints of man on our environment. Enough politicking the environment, enough dodging the issues about our environment because you don’t think it’s important. If you don’t believe that Global Warming or pollution, the loss of biodiversity are important enough issues to you to pay attention to then We Don’t Get It!
And a good reason why we don’t get it is because we are not listening to the correct media, those who are doing their job independently of corporate influence and policies, and actually competently gathering the fact, connecting the dots, and reporting to the public.