Friday, 24 March 2017

Gary Null pushes Chris Hedges on abrupt climate change

If you go to about 29' you will find both Guy McPherson and Kevin Hester get a mention. Chris Hedges sounds uncomfortable being asked about abrupt climate change
Chris Hedges interviewed by Gary Null

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Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and investigative journalists. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. That same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Chris has authored many bestselling books. His most recent is “Unspeakable: Talks with David Talbot About the Most Forbidden Topics in America”, a candid conversation on some of the most important issues and themes of our times that mainstream media refuses to discuss. Chris’ weekly talk show “On Contact,” interviews prominent dissidents ignored by the media and airs every Saturday on Russian TV at

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  1. Null seems to want to emphasize the quality or state of the uniquely American “consciousness” (“a certain mentality”) as a source of insight into our problem, but Hedges, a very smart guy who knows there is something horribly wrong about the way we Americans have organized our society, seems unable to nail it down. He knows so much, he has the data, but he falls error, as Null does also, to the “narrative” style of instruction designed for children and slow learners, lamenting that good work is being done but nobody has the time or inclination to read it. Hedges' product is an endless compilation of all that is wrong in America; he defines the problem, the iceberg, which is good and useful, but falters when it is time to fix some BLAME, being afraid, as we all are, of self-incrimination. Hedges sees the trees and neglects the forest, the big picture, which ultimately can be nothing else but the question of consciousness. Micheal Mann tried to explicate the problem with his book, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, 2016.” Global Warming Denial is epidemic, and not only among Evangelicals but also among those who believe they are well informed and properly alarmed.