The Collegian
Saturday, June 15, 2024


Graphic by Carissa Gurgul

Film Fridays: "Don't Look Up"

One of the most frustrating elements of the film is the refusal of people to trust Dibiasky and Mindy. The viewer is left wondering, “Why would anyone trust the authority of talk-show hosts over astronomers when looking for information about a comet?” Unfortunately, we can ask parallel questions about the real world. For example, “Why would anyone listen to Tucker Carlson instead of scientists on the issue of climate change?”