by Judith Curry
Taking climate change seriously doesn’t mean you cannot joke about it. That’s the idea behind the exhibition Facing the Climate where Swedish cartoonists have their take at one of our time’s greatest challenges.
Sweden Sustainability blog has a post Making Fun of Climate Change:
Since opening in Belgrade in the fall of 2010, the Swedish Institute exhibition Facing the Climate has been shown in many places around the world. In each country, local cartoonists were invited to add contributions of their own, and these helped to raise awareness of national and global issues relating to the environment and climate.
The Swedish Institute is proud to present an international selection of the hundreds of amusing and alarming contributions submitted by these cartoonists over the past 18 months as the exhibition toured the world.
During this year, Facing the Climate will travel the world and be displayed in Rio, Athens, Tirana, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, , Novosibirsk and other cities. But the idea isn’t just to make others watch. By Swedish cartoonists holding workshops and seminars, and also taking part in environment-related events, they inspire local cartoonists, students and others good at drawing to make their own interpretations.
The complete collection of cartoons can be downloaded from Cartoons from Facing the Climate. Here are a few of my favorites:
JC comment: I am a big fan of using cartoons to communicate, and have been experimenting with using cartoons in my public talks. Most of these cartoons aren’t humorous, but all are provocative; through artistry, these cartoonists make us reflect and think. I encourage you to download the entire collection of cartoons.