Climate Scientist Peter Kalmus Feels Seen in New Hollywood Satire “Don’t Look Up”

“More and better facts will not catalyze this sociocultural tipping point, but more and better stories might.”
– Climate scientist and Being the Change (2017) author Peter Kalmus, on the power of Don’t Look Up. The new Hollywood satire from director Adam McKay and writer David Sirota tells the story of two astronomers who discover a ‘planet killer’ comet on collision course with Earth, but are ignored and gaslighted by society. “The panic and desperation they feel mirror the panic and desperation that many climate scientists feel,” writes Kalmus in his opinion piece.

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