“I mean when the director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, ‘It’s a mad time to be alive.’ And there is certainly an end of days feeling about it. For many people, in America who would say, [grimaces] perhaps it’s truer there at the moment than anywhere else,” the Channel 4 reporter prompted Lawrence to comment. “It’s scary,” she responded. “You know, it’s this new language that’s forming, I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know, that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting,” Lawrence stated.
“You know you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage and wrath," she stated.
A growing body of research suggests that perceptions of climate change are influenced by experience with climate-related natural disasters. A 2016 analysis in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science found that, between Hurricane Katrina and the pre-election Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the public discourse surrounding extreme weather shifted dramatically from a purely economic and energy discussion to one focused on climate. And a 2013 study by the Association for Psychological Science found that direct experiences with intense events like Sandy and Hurricane Irene were more likely to re-orient survivors toward "green" and climate-positive political stances.
Dr Munjed Farid Al Qutob in UK Independent: 'Climate change affects mostly the poor, the impoverished, the disenfranchised, the vulnerable and the downtrodden who are at the bottom of the ladder.'
"No country is immune from the repercussions of hurricanes, floods, torrential rain, cyclones. However, these offer an opportunity for governments, corporations and investors to invent a low carbon footprint that is conducive for sustainable growth, economy, investment, development and employment within our planetary contours...President Trump should take a note and work with other nations to avert a climate catastrophe before its impacts become irrevocable."
The former chair of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, set up by Obama in 2015, is now being disbanded by President Trump. The ex-chair, Richard Moss, is a WWF implant and has been in the climate debate for many years. "Moss is or was Vice President and Managing Director for Climate Change at the World Wildlife Fund."
E&E News: Steve Bannon's departure from the White House severed a line into President Trump's inner circle for climate skeptics, degrading their influence on thorny policies on energy and the environment. "Bannon was a key climate skeptic in the Administration pushing President Trump to keep his pledge to withdraw from the UN Paris climate pact. Bannon's voice overruled other members of the Administration," Marc Morano, who runs the website Climate Depot, said in an email. Bannon outmaneuvered high-profile advisers such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, Morano noted.
Morano said Bannon kept attuned to the populist grass-roots movement that backed Trump and has broadly questioned mainstream climate science. He added that Bannon was instrumental in keeping Trump focused on his campaign promise to nix the accord and that his "departure will leave a void at the White House that will likely be filled by someone more accommodating to the DC Establishment." "And that is bad news for climate skeptics," Morano said. "He will be missed."