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  •  Kim Kardashian has... (7+ / 0-)

    ...17,131,328 Twitter followers. Think about the impact of one or two 140-character global warming warnings from her would have instead of the latest plug for her hair stylist. Do it for your soon-to-be newborn, Kim!

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:54:47 PM PST

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      Kim Kardashian has...17,131,328 Twitter followers
      is just embarrassing.  So much for cogito ergo sum.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:03:02 PM PST

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    •  Okay, we can't count on Kim Kardashian, but (3+ / 0-)
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      I do believe we need to be talking to people through popular culture.  You know, in Mexico, they dropped the birthrate something like a third after concerned people stopped focusing just on arguing with the Cathollic church and the beholden legislators, and instead wrote a really appealing, likeable soap opera.  In which various characters had to confront issues of contraception, when to have children, lovers before marriage, etc.  It became a real hit, particularly with women, and changed thinking.

      For climate change, we need to put out scientific information, but we also need movies less stupid than The Day After Tomorrow.  We need more creative videos on YouTube, music videos and story telling,  near-future science fiction, maybe comic books or graphic novels -- we need to tell a lot of stories about what this stuff means.  DOing what the media should be doing means putting out the facts, but also making the meaning real to people.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:49:32 PM PST

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