‘Don’t look up’ doesn’t work as a climate crisis metaphor


Nicholas Chan

The Netflix film Don’t Look Up has drawn controversy for its parallel with the climate change debate and condescending view of people opposing the science argument. – Netflix handout pic, January 6, 2022.

THE recent Netflix film Don’t Look Up has divided critics and audiences.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it is, as of writing, rated rotten with a 56% rating. Yet even as film critics were not impressed by its delivery, scientists have been singing its praises.


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