Re: Global warming as a useful label
Climate change is the poster child of all environmental issues right now, and even it is being given scant attention because of the economics concerned.
I don't think so anyway I am saying that the situation is not correctly reported.
The other issues you've raised are even less likely to gain any attention, ...
It's the media that decides the attention. Don't believe the claim that they report what the public is interested about, they decide what the public is interested about.
Personally I don't think the earth is overpopulated - at least not quite yet.
Consider Britain, the net balance between food imports and exports is negative, British countryside does not produce enough to feed the population, British forest do not produce enough oxygen to offset British CO2 production. The UK is already living on borrowed resources. Now check the population density and check the charts of the population density in most of the third world countries.
This wasn't meant to be an anti-capitalist rant (and I apologise if it's coming across as such), but the reaction to climate change is sadly very typical of how we treat problems that need global cooperation. On this basis the future doesn't seem very assured.
Why should I be bothered by an anti-capitalist rant? To be honest I don't like the kind of reasoning: "if you don't think it this way then you must be thinking in this other way" The world is not just black and white, and if someone says that mainstream media communication about climate change is misleading you can't assume that this person is a pro capitalist climate skeptic,