Topic of the Month – September 2018

Posted on: August 31, 2018

This month’s Topic is ‘Climate Change Part 1: Coal, Energy, and the Reef ‘.  The way we are heading blindly into an environmental crisis makes me weep.  The signs are already here – bushfires in winter, 100 year weather events occurring every couple of years, extinctions, the hottest years on record, the increase in the temperature of the oceans.  The earth is an incredibly complex and fragile system, and yet we are treating it with total disdain. In spite of all the signs, we are still favouring profiteers over our environmental responsibilities, such as in the case of the Adani Mine, given the effect it will have on the Great Barrier Reef. Protecting the reef should be a no brainer, but instead of stopping the mine, the government keeps clearing away any obstacles to it.

Rant over – hope the cartoons help you feel a little less bleak, or at least a little less alone.

Next month’s topic is ‘Climate Change Part 2’, because it’s a topic important enough to deserve two parts.  

Every month this website will feature twenty or so Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I choose them alphabetically. All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek. I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission, but if you must, I’d appreciate it if you acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes! Cartoons this month were first published in the newspaper The Age, the Australian Magazine, the Herald Sun and the Canberra Times. 

          

10 Comments

  1. Nancy , says:

    Thank you so much Judy for your lovely contribution to truly saving the planet!!! You cartoons may save it yet!

    Being bombarded with alternative facts and global capitalism does make one feel alone at times (designed to do that right? Feel lonely? Consume, consume, consume!) Thank goodness you are here as a shining star letting us know that what we truly seek is shared by a multitude.

    Looking forward to Part II!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks very much Nancy. Wish cartoons were more powerful than they are, but at least they are something. Glad you appreciated them.

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  2. John Pratt , says:

    Topic of the Century.

    If we don’t get this right nothing else matters.

    Great choice

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Agreed. It’s frightening. At least I can do cartoons to make me feel a bit better.

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  3. Barb and Rick Godfrey , says:

    You make such relevant commentary on the situation we face at this point in time. The greed of the miners is astounding but expected however the governments’ complicity is disgraceful.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      It’s hard to know what to do against the power of vested interests and the vested interests of power. Hmm, that might make a good cartoon.

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  4. Sonia Ewald , says:

    Bingo!! You nailed it! We are all standing on the tracks waiting to be mowed down by the train.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Rabbits in the headlights

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  5. Susan Foster , says:

    I’m crying…so spot on. Thanks for making me laugh and cry for us all 🙂

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Susan. Would it wasn’t so…

      Reply

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