The media good guys know that they’re in an echo chamber. They’re preaching to the converted, but gaining little traction with those whom they most need to inform: the naive majority who have no understanding of the problems the world faces.
Dealing with constant bad news, denial, and abuse is a psychological problem and perk of the job for many climate scientists. The effects of researching and presenting constant bad news forced David Roberts of Grist to take a year’s sabbatical, and now it has claimed the best news satirist in the business.
We all lose.
Here’s the real story behind the retirement of the best and most effective communicator in the business:
John Stewart throws in the towel