Netflix announced on Wednesday that Don’t Look Up, the satirical film about our apathetic approach to dealing with global disasters, has become its second-biggest hit of all time.
The film, co-created by director Adam McKay and journalist David Sirota, continues to dominate (or at least feature in) the cultural conversation a full month after its release. Many activists consider this a victory for climate awareness – including some climate scientists and, perhaps most vocally, the makers of the film itself.
McKay told journalist Eric Holthaus that he “literally made Don’t Look Up for the climate community.” Granted, when you make a movie for a niche group of people — be they journalists or scientists or activists — who have spent years deeply invested in the nuances and frustrations of climate communication, you’re sure not to please everyone.
On Wednesday, an article in The New York Times described a saga in which the makers of the film came under some criticism for a climate action website they created to go along with the film. The points of conte... Read more