Apocalyptic Climate Reporting Completely Misses the Point

Are we doomed? That's the question most commonly asked of Daniel Aldana Cohen, Member in the School of Social Science, when people learn that Cohen studies climate politics.

Writing for The Nation, Cohen draws attention to the disparity between the message of a recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is "overflowing with analyses showing that we can avoid runaway climate change, improve most people’s lives, and prioritize equality through a broad set of interventions," and the fatalist tone so often adopted by media reporting that Cohen calls "reductionist."

Read more at The Nation, and listen to a recent Hot & Bothered podcast hosted by Cohen and Kate Aronoff for Dissent magazine.