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I guess I was naive, I assumed when the climate crisis arrived it wouldn't simply be ignored.

death generator (lukas), Sunday, 11 September 2022 16:43 (two months ago) link

Well it is simply being treated as a natural disaster where the first reaction would be to aid people.

More widely, it isn't the way it works. You might see the absence of certain goods now and then, or prices going up further. But connecting to events happening hundreds of miles away to then enforce protest and action is another order of things.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 15:01 (two months ago) link

Obvs there is a strong "brown ppl don't matter" narrative in MSM, but, still, I don't doubt this would be getting more coverage were it not for Russia invading Ukraine, the energy crisis and the death of QEII.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 15:10 (two months ago) link

Most of the world gets very, very little coverage.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 17:03 (two months ago) link

This catastrophe is much greater in scope than, say, the Ethiopian famine Buerk reported on in 1984 which led Geldof & Ure to do Liive Aid, yet the famine got more coverage. Some of this may be coz 24 hour news was not yet a concept, on UK TV at least, but was there also just less going on both internationally/domestically. I don't know, the Miners' Strikd was happening. What else?

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 17:16 (two months ago) link

Well Band Aid, then Live Aid I guess. See also USA for Africa, &c.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 17:17 (two months ago) link

Yeah I'm not arguing we normally do a good job at covering disasters in "developing" countries, but this seems worse than usual. I also thought of the Ethiopian famine.

death generator (lukas), Monday, 12 September 2022 19:46 (two months ago) link

It's a very different time. The Ethiopian famine is alluded to but the solutions need to be very different.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 08:54 (two months ago) link

The consequences of all this water also include malaria, dengue, cholera and other diseases, and reduced access for the little medical assistance there is to reach stranded populations.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:53 (two months ago) link

Yup indeed, mentioned here

Sri Lanka - Pakistan - Bangladesh
Chartbook #153 surveys the polycrisis in South Asia. How finance, energy, geopolitics and climate shocks intersect.

— Adam Tooze (@adam_tooze) September 22, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:10 (two months ago) link

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