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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.

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By Henry Murray 10/28/21
On Oct. 2, an oil spill off the coast of southern California was reported. According to Coast Guard officials, the spill came from a leak in a pipeline owned by Amplify Energy Corp, a Texas…
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Cartoonists’ ‘Code Red’ caricatures of new IPCC report

By Michael Svoboda 08/24/21
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Cartoons on Climate Change

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What do you call a house built on the edge of a national forest ?
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Humans do not have the mental bandwidth to confront climate change

06/18/21
In the 1996 movie, “Independence Day,” the people of the Earth unite to fight off a swarm of scuzzy-looking alien invaders. It is a fun film, even if parts of it are implausible.
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A conversation with Tom Toles

By Vindhya Burugupalli 05/04/21
Fifty years later — with a Pulitzer Prize and decades of work at The Washington Post and The Buffalo News under his belt — Toles is walking into the sunset as a “long-haired liberal.”
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Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit

By Graeme MacKay 04/24/21
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to step up his commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada within the next decade as he heads into a United States-hosted climate summit with global leaders.
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Editorial cartoons on environment

02/18/21
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David Horsey Environment And Climate Cartoons – The Sequel

01/30/19
In 2012, we celebrated two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey’s joining the Los Angeles Times after an extensive run at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer with a blog post featuring some of our favorite…
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7 Climate Change Cartoons From Pulitzer Prize Winner Mark Fiore

By KQED Science 09/11/18
Scientists say climate change could cause San Francisco Bay to rise 5 feet by 2100, putting airports, power plants and homes at risk. Over the past 118 years, the level of the bay -- as…
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By Walt Handelsman
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By Maddie Dai
08/23/23
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By Walt Handelsman
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By Matt Davies
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By Chris Britt, Creators Syndicate
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By Nick Anderson
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By Nick Anderson
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