Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

Environmental Disasters Broadcasted in Prime Time

by Roberto Giovannini

Just like the cinema world did a while ago, television has now started realizing that we already have and will increasingly face serious problems with climate emergencies management.

Nowadays TV news and newspapers tell us stories of floods, drought, tornadoes and flash floods, but it’s highly likely that in the future these dramatic events will be even more frequent, damaging and widespread. And since time immemorial, “disaster narrative” is a perfect recipe to draw the audience’s attention, even better if it deals with real stories of common people...

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