Tian Tian, Climate Change and Narcissism

In the middle of an extreme weather event, one brought on by the environmentally destructive practices of humans, we congregated around laughing at a “cute” and “fun” video of a captive Giant Panda in the US. In finding solace in this video we repeat the same self defeating cycle though – we respond to unease over our lack of control of the natural world by laughing at our near domination of another species.

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