Wat is nieuws?

Econoom Tyler Cowen valt op dat nieuws over afnemende CO2 uitstoot in de afgelopen twee jaar een fractie van de aandacht heeft gekregen van de Parijs-top. “Typical readers and viewers are far more interested in the deliberate actions of high-status political leaders than they are interested in underlying structural developments, even when the latter are probably of more import.  We need dramatic stories with prestigious protagonists, leading the way (…) This is just one way in which I feel the world I live in is a delusion and shadow play, relative to the truth.”