"Don't Look Up" and the cinema of existential risk
Is the viewing experience better if not seen through the analogy of climate change? Don't Look Up is a satirical film in which a comet likely to strike the earth poses an existential threat to humanity. The authors say it is an allegory about climate change, but what about other issues that are being overlooked right now? Matthew Yglesias reflects on the many risks, including some critical aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, that are somewhat being ignored by the press and policymakers.
From Matthew Yglesias