Like journalists, opinion writers, TV newscasters and commentators, political cartoonists were quick to respond to the Green New Deal (GND) – a climate change initiative introduced in early February, 2019 by two liberal northeastern Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Then they went after climate deniers during the Texas freeze. Where left and right had diverged sharply on wind turbines and government regulations, this time some liberal/centrists “flipped the scripts of their conservative counterparts.”
When the IPCC report was released in August, 2021 only one cartoonist got into the actual contents of the report itself according to the wonderful Michael Svoboda, who does much of this analysis regularly for Yale Climate Connections. In that piece, he pulled cartoons from Gocomics.com, which sorts artists by their political lean, USA Today (liberal, centrist, and conservative), Townhall (conservative and centrist), and Cagle (liberal, centrist, conservative).
In 2023, Rohan Chakravarty took on the many faces of climate change. Walt Handelsman tackled ocean heat in the Washington Post while Matt Davies took the opportunity to link Oppenheimer and climate change in the summer of 2023. And, NPR published a kid’s guide to climate change with a brilliant printable comic. I urge you to take a look.
CREDIT: Wisconsin State Journal