Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Prophetic voices and events - Where was the media on climate change in 2017?
Lisa Hymas, the climate and energy program director at Media Matters, has said that the biggest missed story in 2017 by the media is climate change. Ms. Hymas writes that while the media focused on the shenanigans of Donald Trump, it failed to connect the dots of climate change which has contributed to the weather disasters of huricanes, fires, melting glazier ice, rising sea levels, and continued rising of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere.
Hymas is just one of several people like Al Gore and James Hansen and Bill McKibben who have raised prophetic voices and organized inhabitants of the planet to take steps to protect our environment and ecologies.
These efforts fly in the face of corporations who profit from fossil fuels and U.S. President Donald Trump who has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate accords. To overcome climate change deniers, capitalist polluters, political sell-outs, an unresponsive media, the citizen demand for political and corporate accountability must continue to grow.
We must each do our part responding to these prophetic voices and adding our own until the chorus of calls to protect Mother Earth are heard around the planet.
Unitarian Universalists in particular need to act on their seventh principle in which they covenant together to affirm and promote the "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
For more from Lisa Hymas click here.