This is from Neil Tyson's tweet:
Causes of death worldwide in March 2011 - Starvation: 3,000,000. Malaria: 250,000. CarCrash 100,000. Quakes&Tsunamis < 28,000
It seems we are not really worried about human suffering or deaths. We selectively hear interesting stories, stage-lights, the drama, the headlines, a record breaking quake, a tsunami, nuclear accidents and we still pretend that we understand and share human suffering.
Well we don't. All we care about is our fat bottoms. Someone else's drama makes our entertainment.
And media wouldn't sell if there was no demand.
How awfully we lost it.