We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast: Sunny with a scientific certainty of climate change
Although the editors of Bloomberg News while identifying corporate news meteorologists as "climate evangelists" managed to suggest in a deprecating way to not take them seriously, the content of Roston's article shows that they are serving as an effective subversive influence in corporate media to act against Trump's denial of global warming and the findings of climate scientists. However, the ruling class's concern is not the deleterious effects that this will have on humans, rather their concern is informed by a worry about continuing economic growth which is required for a capitalist economy as is illustrated in the following 2:38m video: