Just some of the cast of the Netflix film, "Don't Look Up" (2021)

Film Review: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Uses Satire to Condemn U.S. Government on Climate Inaction

"Don’t Look Up” uses satire to magnify the outrageous responses of fictional U.S. politicians, media, corporations and the population to a fictional comet that is about to collide with Earth and wipe out all life. But how it is any different than how real-life politicians have failed to address an impending climate catastrophe that can cost us our lives?

Mangrove forest in the Nusa Lembongan island in Indonesia / credit: Joel Vodell on Unsplash

Corporations & Governments Team Up to Save Tropical Forests, Leaving Out Indigenous Voices

More than 10.3 million acres of primary tropical forests—spanning about the size of Belgium—went up in flames in 2020. A new coalition claims it will mobilize $1 billion to thwart global climate change’s increasingly devastating forest fires. But scientists and other experts have raised doubts about this new program corporations and governments have kicked off.