Hooray … the powers-that-be have found a solution to the growing number of natural disasters most likely related to climate change: ignore them.

Catastrophic flooding that’s displaced three-quarters of a million people in Pakistan? That’s last year’s news, isn’t it? Must be, considering that media coverage — and international response — has been so hard to find.

But apparently torrential and deadly monsoon rains have been flooding many of the same districts of Pakistan as they did in 2011. And it’s been going on for the past three months. We’re just not hearing about it so much anymore.

If you ignore it, “they” (ie, climate disasters, poor people, inconvenient truths, social injustices, etc.) will go away, it seems.