Climate Scientists on 'Don’t Look Up:' It’s Infuriating, Soul-Sucking, and On-the-Nose

1/16/2022 3:14:00 AM

Climate Scientists on “Don’t Look Up:” It’s Infuriating, Soul-Sucking, and On-the-Nose

Climate Scientists on “Don’t Look Up:” It’s Infuriating, Soul-Sucking, and On-the-Nose

Satire is inaccurate. It can still be spot on. But how do reality and the film actually differ?

.Why do they still have a social license to operate? Why on Earth do we take it?But look, we’re also furious. We have despair for what’s lost and fury for those standing in the way of saving what’s left.. They claim it insults people’s intelligence, as if satire weren’t a thing. They urge pragmatism through climate adaptation, as if shielding your face was more pragmatic than stopping the punching. They say stopping a comet is easier (what?) than transitioning off of dirty fossil fuels, as if we shouldn’t do something existentially non-negotiable because it’s hard. (And let’s be clear, a lot of it is easy and well underway.)

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In reality, fossil fuel interests bent on keeping the coal, oil and gas flowing have, for decades, directed U.S. On opening day, Kowbird, a chicken-focused restaurant, will have three fried chicken sandwiches — the Southern Bird, Hot Bird and Honey Bird — on its menu in addition to wings, chicken and waffles, house-made lemonade and tea. politicians, distorted science, misled the public and quashed policy action. Now don’t get us wrong, Chicago is still very much a baby, but she’s been rocking the matching outfits with her mama since she was a tot — so to celebrate Chi Chi’s fourth birthday, let’s look back at some of Chi’s and Kim’s best twinning moments below. Those were the decades in which we urgently needed to act and even now, when the risk to all of humanity is clear and acute, they double down . Like Horn Barbecue’s, Kowbird’s menu draws inspiration from his grandmother’s home cooking. Look at the Build Back Better Act, the nation’s best shot at deep, timely emissions reductions, which has been rejected by every single Republican in Congress and held hostage by coal-baron democrat, ."NASA's scientific research about how Earth is changing and getting warmer will guide communities throughout the world, helping humanity confront climate and mitigate its devastating effects.

Right now, they’re risking our very future (and theirs) for their continued profit and power. Matt Horn's new restaurant, Kowbird, opens Jan. Why do they still have a social license to operate? Why on Earth do we take it? It’s despairing and infuriating. Be furious. Horn poses inside Kowbird. In panning the movie, Rolling Stone complains that the film “can’t crawl out of the tarpits of its own despair.” Again, SO SEEN. “I remember as a kid going over to her house, and I was only tall enough to see the height of the table, and I always remembered these glowing candy apples." "If you just look at the last the last 10 years, how many of them are way above the trend line from the previous 10 years? Almost all of them," Schmidt was quoted by the AP.

On my team, everyone sits in their respective tarpit of despair. We zoom into meetings from our tarpits. I try to find ways to celebrate those that have provided a platform and a base for me. They’re like our sweatpants; we’re like “Astrid, move your camera, your tarpit’s showing.” What can we say, much is lost and despair is appropriate. During its inaugural event, Kowbird attracted some 200 customers ready to get their hands on one of the fried chicken sandwiches, the San Francisco Chronicle (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of one another). But look, we’re also furious.

We have despair for what’s lost and fury for those standing in the way of saving what’s left. 14 in Oakland. The cheerleaders of the status quo, many of them with histories of denying or downplaying climate change, are, of course, defensive about Don’t Look Up . They claim it insults people’s intelligence, as if satire weren’t a thing. Horn and his team have kept some elements of the former restaurant in place, like its U-shaped counter and green tiles, but the space has been revamped with interior murals that pay tribute to Black farmers in the South, and the building facade has been remodeled with a splashy new coat of paint and larger windows. They urge pragmatism through climate adaptation, as if shielding your face was more pragmatic than stopping the punching. They say stopping a comet is easier (what?) than transitioning off of dirty fossil fuels, as if we shouldn’t do something existentially non-negotiable because it’s hard.

(And let’s be clear, a lot of it is easy and well underway.) But you’ve seen the movie. Remember the first talk show interview where Kate Dibiasky appropriately loses it? Climate science has had that moment, several of them. Late in 2018, for instance, scientists of the world outlined the unbearable price we would pay by not deeply cutting emissions and keeping global temperature increases below 1.5 or, God help us, 2 degrees Celsius.

2030 emerged as a timeframe in which massive progress must be made for those goals to be in reach. Since then, we’ve used up more than 1/4 of those years with little to show and issued a with even less bearable findings. Here in 2022, anyone telling you that you don’t need to fight hard for climate solutions is essentially telling you “Don’t look up.” Yes, we feel seen. It’s not about us.

With the superstars playing the ignored scientists, a lot has been said about climate experts feeling “seen.” Sure, that’s true, but much more important is the massive, still-growing viewership: we feel some relief watching it tick upward and knowing, again, that people are holding this concern in ways they don’t every day but, pardon me, should. Climate scientists aren’t heroes. But most of us are trying to save the things we love and the odds are thinning so a rational, bone-deep worry just goes with the work. A Thwaite’s-sized glacier of worry.

And it feels a little like a hundred million people are holding their chunk of that, at least for a moment, like, hey, we’ve got this. So, thanks. We’re not heroes, we’re pretty tired, and I slept like a baby that night. Now what? The 2020s are arguably the most consequential decade for humanity yet, we’re 2 years in with little to show for it, but we do have a small window of opportunity. Don’t Look Up lands squarely in that window, a popular-culture moment for the climate, however fleeting, and possibly a chance for more people to feel the absurdity of our heads-down march toward climate chaos and just….

Stop…. Look up. Turn it around. We have most of what we need to solve the climate crisis— except the political will. So push hard toward a social and political tipping point, toward the politics — and policies, like the critical Build Back Better Act — we need.

One of the many frustrating aspects of the movie was the way the female scientist, in speaking the desperate truth with the passion it warrants, was tuned out and ignored. It’s terrifying but we can’t tune it out. And as activists, we can’t let ourselves be tuned out. Innovate, try new messages, be heard, be unstoppable, throw everything at this. Something’s going to stick.

Something could still tip it all for good. People made climate change political but the climate doesn’t care. It’s hurting us, and as DiCaprio’s character says, “sometimes we need to just be able to say things to one another.” Things like, “it’s bad,” and “we don’t have much time.” But also, “why are we living like this?” We could have a better world.

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