Here’s a shocker: the air in New York City is the cleanest it’s been in 50 years. In fact, according to Mayor Bloomberg, New York has the cleanest air of any major American city.
The numbers are staggering. Since 2007 soot pollution has dropped by a quarter and sulfur dioxide levels are down 70%. All thanks to conscious effort and programs like Clean Heat.
So, it can be done. That’s impressive. What’s not so impressive is the media black out on good news stories like this. You’d think this would make headlines. Not just on www.goodnewsnetwork.org where I found it but in the New York Times itself. What was their headline today? “Shutdown looms…,” etc.
Where’s the good news? You have to hunt for it. Balance would be good. Not ignoring the troublesome, but simply including the inspiring as well. Wouldn’t that be something, if we had media balance like that? Bad news over here, good news over here, and both contexted within an understanding that human beings are evolving, that consciousness is changing and – as it does – the reflection human beings have created, through their consciousness, likewise changes.
Cleaning up New York City is inspiring. Now, let’s clean up mainstream media. How do we do that? We vote with our eyes. If we want it, if we clearly choose it, you can bet that the providers will scramble to give it to us. If they don’t, they go out of business. We, the readers, the watchers, the listeners… we have the power.