Old people don’t care about climate change

I saw this video last night on Grist – Old people don’t care about climate change – and it was funny yet there’s some truth to it. Unfortunately I can’t post it to my blog so you’ll have to click through to Grist and watch it there instead.

I really like Grist.org. They have an interesting assortment of environmental articles which often don’t make it into mainstream media. Like this one about an idea to send 16 trillion robots into space to form a gigantic sun umbrella to block out 2 – 4% of the sunlight coming to Earth as a way to combat climate change.

Or the drought in India where 330 million people are affected by water shortages; apparently even doctors don’t have enough water to wash their hands with. And in case you haven’t heard they’re also in the middle of a heat wave. A heat wave is bad enough when water is abundant. Where will all those people go when it becomes too hot to live there? Greenland? Antarctica?

There’s a great post on Victor’s blog about a new Climate Feedback website where climate scientists sift through media coverage of climate change and provide feedback on their accuracy. It seems a strange thing to have to do but is necessary because 1 in 2 Americans don’t believe that global warming is mostly caused by humans.

I’ve also had a request to share the front page of the Indian Express April 25th on my blog since mainstream media has not been providing adequate coverage and so here it is: