Today begins a series of Arctic Circle cartoons about how climate change is threatening the Arctic. You can read more about this in the New York Times.
The series was written because the movie, An Inconvenient Sequel opens at the weekend. It has been about a decade since An Inconvenient Truth came out and Arctic Circle celebrates 10 years in syndication this summer.
When the first movie came out and was a commercial success, I felt such relief. Finally, everyone was talking about climate change and what could be done. Some fantastic things have happened in the intervening years (solar power becoming affordable and electric cars becoming mainstream, to name but two), but it is distressing to me that it has become such a partisan issue. I’m sure this is because of the way the money that pours into politics corrupts the politicians who receive it. And that money comes from fossil fuels. But enough of that. Here is the first cartoon in the series:
I’m in the New York Times!!!