Andrea Cleary: Could blockbusters help save us from environmental disaster?

The new Leonardo DiCaprio movie Don’t Look Up has met with mixed reviews, but it has done its job of bringing climate change to the forefront of popular discourse

9th January, 2022
Andrea Cleary: Could blockbusters help save us from environmental disaster?
Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up: the blockbuster delivered on its promise in making global warming a worthy topic for the arts pages. Picture: Netflix

There used to be three topics that you shouldn’t discuss at the table: politics, religion and money. Even though I think all three make for fertile conversation, I’ve checked out of debates about liberal politics, religious expression and wealth inequality while trying to enjoy a pint or a meal. Opinions rarely change in these situations – and depending on whose company you keep, you might end up leaving more stressed than when you arrived....

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