Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity In The Climate Crisis

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Publisher:  Media Lens
Date Written:  30/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20451

In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as 'The Great Derangement'. For almost 12,000 years, since the last Ice Age, humanity has lived through a period of relative climate stability known as the Holocene. When Homo sapiens shifted, for the most part, from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to an agriculture-based life, towns and cities grew, humans went into space and the global population shot up to over seven billion people.