Keeping a Sense of Humor

Changing Climate Times Newsletter (subscribe!) has just run their first Climate Crisis Cartoon Roundup! Some incredibly incisive work from a number of comic artists. Like good satire, these comics make you chuckle first – and then think.

Here’s my favorite:

Bob Mankoff, formerly of The New Yorker, now Esquire.

Anyone who knows me, knows why I would pick this one: because it’s painfully spot on. The ‘endless growth’ greedhead capitalists that gave us this mess, I believe, know full well what they’ve done and what will happen and they don’t care. Well they do care about one thing – making sure they can play with their expensive toys until the very last minute because what is life all about anyway?

Remember the bumper sticker from the 80s? – ‘He Who Dies With the Most Toys Wins?’ Yeah, they weren’t kidding then or now.

So when you see these same people salivating over the profit prospectus of drilling in an ice-free Arctic, this is what I’m talking about. New year long shipping lanes! Think of the fortunes that can be made just in time for humanity to bow out! But he who dies with the most toys. . .

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