Utopian reality check

There’s a cartoon making its way around Facebook today [and it has also been published on an ABC blog – where else? – to accompany an interview with Bob Carter – hmm, wonder which way that went? – Ed], which all my Green friends posted in order to slap down any filthy deniers that might be lurking:

Green fantasy

Obviously, only the most juvenile and immature readers would take this as a realistic representation of climate action – which means most of them did. So ACM tweaked it a little to make the point a bit clearer:

Closer to reality


  1. Mervyn Sullivan says:

    God must be looking down on the global warming alarmists thinking:

    “What is it with these assholes?

    “I gave the world carbon… the building block of life. I gave the world some carbon dioxide (just a little… not too much) to sustain life on the planet… and I gave people intelligence to advance their standard of living.

    “And what do they do?

    “They call carbon, pollution… they demonize carbon dioxide… they become arrogant believing they can now control the climate!

    “They are clearly the forces of darkness!”

    • Betty Whiffin says:

      Agree entirely. “Save the planet”. It has already been saved and not by humans. Great revision of the original cartoon.

    • What’s an “asshole” – somewhere you put a donkey??

      Otherwise – spot on.

  2. Sean McHugh says:

    Another great parody, Simon.

  3. “Oi, is this where I sign up for the Labor stacked Tax Summit, or is that next door?”

  4. Stuart Greig says:

    Indeed. The problem with utopians and idealists is that realists are expected to fun their experiments.

  5. Love it! thank you

  6. Brilliant revision of the original cartoon, which of course was yet another shell game effort intended to distract the public from any thought that there might be faults in the basic science of man-caused global warming.

    Expect furious criticism of the revised cartoon from AGW believers who say deniers are too cheap & greedy to save the planet – another shell game widely used by Al Gore and his loyal followers. I’ve discovered an entire ‘industry’, for lack of better words, has been built around analysis of why skeptics are motivated to do what they do, as exemplified by the Time magazine article that came out yesterday: “Who’s Bankrolling the Climate-Change Deniers?” ( http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2096055,00.html ) But there’s a problem with this. When you look into the writings of the sociologists discussed in that article, Dunlap & McCright, and their close associates (listed at this AAAS conference http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2010/webprogram/Session1591.html ), you discover they base all of this analysis on the idea that no legitimate criticism against the IPCC exists, since skeptic scientists are corrupted by big coal & oil funding. Where does each one of them source their proof? Anti-skeptic book author Ross Gelbspan.

    That corruption accusation appears to be the biggest shell game of all, and if you look deeply into it, you’ll find problems everywhere you look. For more on that, please see: “The Great Global Warming Ponzi Scheme – how the mainstream media keeps it alive” http://www.redstate.com/russellc/2011/08/17/the-great-global-warming-ponzi-scheme-how-the-mainstream-media-keeps-it-alive/

  7. Mandy Love via Facebook says:

    Had to share the new cartoon 🙂

  8. Luke Warm says:

    A great improvement on the original


  9. Dang, I check my mailbox everyday, but have yet to see that check from big coal or big oil, or even big nuclear. Perhaps I need to play harder to get.

  10. too bad increased temperatures will make it harder to grow food for those third world countries. so much for helping their poverty.

    • Actually bryan the increased temperatures will nake growing food so much easier. Warmer weather – increased rain … bring it on!

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