More on this subject: From Crooks and Liars: Bill Maher Hits Republicans for Voter ID Laws in New Rules Segment From HuffPo: Jon Stewart Slams Voter ID Laws That ‘Cockblock The Vote’ (VIDEO) From ProPublica: Two Dark Money Groups Outspending All Super PACs Combined From MotherJones: WTF, GOP? HuffPo again: Perhaps What America Really Needs
Mean Joe Green cartoon
And of course, before there was “OAL,” there was “Clean Coal”. It’s unfortunate that Big Coal has Big Cash to peddle Big BS to further delay little wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal. More on Big Coal BS: From Coal Tattoo: Coal PR firm set up state’s anti-Obama meetings From Source Watch: Environmental impacts of
3 cartoons for the price of none! Scroll down for all 3 cartoons: Take Action! Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all use asthma-inducing, climate-destroying coal to power the “cloud” that stores your emails, photos, music and videos. Take action now & tell these companies to clean the cloud. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon
Above: A Humorous Look at Monsanto’s Future. Below: A Scary Look at Monsanto’s Past. (Sources and much more info linked below this text) It’s apparent that all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and aspartame,
Inspired by the 70 year-old Winston Churchill quote: “In the long run, Americans will always do the right thing — after exploring all other alternatives.” Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
I had the idea to do this cartoon last October after reading this article on EcoSnobberySucks. But when I read in the latest issue of Mother Jones Magazine that Komen has long denied the toxic impact of bpa on human health, and after the recent Planned Parenthood debacle, I had to pile on,… I mean, finally
For more on this scary topic, read PRWatch’s “Syngenta’s Paid Third Party Pundits Spin the ‘News’ on Atrazine“, by Sara Jerving. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
Writers, Bloggers, Photographers, Cartoonists, please feel free to place the FUGMO seal of disapproval on any of your anti-GMO work. Readers, you are invited to add the seal to your avatar. FUGMO says: “F U, GMOs!” More on why you too should say F U to GMOs: From Grist: The next generation of GMOs could
I don’t see my brother-in-law, Bob too often. We disagree on just about every major thing two people could disagree on. However, we love each other and enjoy one another’s company. So even though Bob likes to provoke (much like his hero Glenn Beck) sometimes it’s best to put political/religious/social differences aside and enjoy being
More on the U.S. public opinion on Climate Change: From Grist: The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons Americans aren’t buying climate change From PlanetSave: UN Climate Negotiators Wrestle for an ‘Ideal’ Plan that Will Completely Screw Us From Ecopolitology: Republican Presidential Candidates on Climate Change Another cartoon: Wrong and Wrongerer: How Both
More on Fox News and their passionately misinformed legion of followers: From ThinkProgress: Fox News Viewers are the Most Misinformed: A Seventh Study Arrives to Prove It — and Vindicate Jon Stewart! From HuffingtonPost: Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don’t Watch Any News: Study From PlanetSave: Fox News Boss Ordered Staff to
The great American writer and humorist whose two Occupy-supporting quotes are shared in the cartoon would have turned 176 yesterday. If he were alive today (gross) he’d have been pepper-sprayed by now. Revolute! Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
More on unsustainable fishing practices and Tuna From Greenpeace: The Tuna Industry’s Got a Dirty Little Secret From PlanetSave: Annual Quota of Bluefin Tuna Caught in 1 Week GreenPeace again: The harsh reality of longline fishing From SeafoodWatch: Seafood Watch Pocket Guide Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
Although this cartoon appears to be an even and nonpartisan attack at both sides of the aisle, it is not an exact representation of how I feel. I am sickened by the majority of the leaders on the right (and their lies to protect their corporate cronies), whereas I am disappointed with much of the left and their lack of meaningful action (which protects their corporate cronies).
If only this group of angry shouters weren’t puppets in a larger game.
In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and aspartame, the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. But time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes —
people got sick/died and
Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit.
More info on Panda Poop Biofuel:
Rick Perry — praying for corporations, working to dirty our water and air and worsen our climate:
It’s certainly good for politicians to listen to their constituents–it doesn’t happen enough. But, when their constituents are backed by rich influence, and when their constituents are so woefully close minded, you end up with corrupt politicians, ignorant constituents, and increasingly powerful and corrupt rich influence. Not good. The Tea Party does not realize how
More on the cooling sensation of coal emissions From Treehugger: Without China’s Coal Burning The Hottest Decade On Record Would’ve Been Even Hotter From The Independent: China’s power stations generate ‘future spike’ in global warming From Grist: How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
Cartoonist’s note: This is not how the conversation went–but a guy can dream.
Read Tom Philpott’s article on Grist, for more information on Monsanto’s latest victory: USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs
From Kelly Mitchell – Greenpeace Coal Campaigner You have 24 hours to set a world record on Facebook and help get the social network to start powering their website from clean and unlimited energy sources like the sun and the wind, instead of the dirty coal-fired power they’re using right now. Are you in? Back
More info on organic farmers vs. Monsanto
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Back in February 2010, Greenpeace called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centers, giving them a deadline of April 22 (Earth Day) of this year. Since then, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters have called on Facebook to take action and according to Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, Facebook is listening (atleast the founder’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg is).
Sometimes it seems as though change takes way too loooong… Joe’s cartoon archive and twitter ramblings…
Since taking over the House, the Republicans have utilized their sway to continue their attack on the environment.
For those unfamiliar with the work of Wendell Berry (and for those familiar who may need a little refresher), he is David to the agribusiness Goliath. Berry works tirelessly to promote proper land stewardship, sustainability, and conservation and uses every opportunity to point out the drastic short-sightedness of our current path. A passage from his
More on Breasts and Guns From Grist: Palin and Bachmann trash Michelle Obama’s breast-feeding advocacy From CNN: Palin defends rule allowing loaded weapons in national parks From EcoChildsPlay: Posts on breastfeeding From Mother Nature Network: More on breastfeeding The rest of Joe Mohr’s cartoons, and cartoon updates and other green news on Twitter @GreenCartoons. photo
Whether we can believe this see-through-elephant-trunk footage or not, the possibility that elephants have a triple fitration system within their trunks has to have some credence. Otherwise, why on earth would leading Republicans try to make it easier for big polluters to further pollute the air we (their consitituents, and the rest) breathe? From Greenpeace:
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US Ag Secretary, Tom Vilsack tells us to eat more natural foods a few days after fully deregulating GMO alfalfa…I’m confused. Confused as well? Read the links below and try to figure out this mess. From The New York Times: Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less From Elephant Journal: The USDA caves to Monsanto. What now?
Unlike the former Monsanto cartoon on this subject, this version shows a bit more clearly who surrendered the future of organic agriculture to Monsanto. There’s been a lot of talk from both sides (organic and biotech) about compromise. That is misleading and almost laughable (read: cryable). Dear Monsanto, You poisoning us (consumers of organic food)
Look who’s behind the people you support… What to read From Grist: We can’t beat China at cleantech as long as GOP keeps kissing fossil-fuel ass From Ecopolitology: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy From The Inspired Economist: Koch Industries Exploits Unemployment Rate to Support Big Oil Agenda From PlanetSave: Greenpeace Exposes Oil Industry’s Really Dirty
Don’t ever lose your passion or desire to take action for what you believe in. The rest of Joe Mohr’s cartoons, and cartoon updates and other green news on Twitter @GreenCartoons.
As Jeffrey Davis shares in the tagline for his great new greensite EcoSnobberySucks, “every step matters”. It’s a great message (and website) to remind us to stop disliking one another for our differences and start appreciating the steps everyone is taking to make this world a happier, healthier place. Need some assitance?From The FunTimesGuide to
More info and opportunities to take action on GM Alfalfa.From Rodale: Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Could Be Growing in U.S. Fields by Spring From EatDrinkBetter: URGENT: Stop Monsanto’s GM Alfalfa From Food and Water Watch: Take Action: Ask President Obama to Protect Organic and Stop Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa! From the Organic Consumers Association: Millions Against Monsanto
Related Articles: From Planetsave: Fox News Boss Ordered Staff to Make Climate Change Seem Doubtful From Ecopolitology: Fox News Editor Tampers with Climate Reporting: Where is Conservative Outrage Now? From ClimateProgress: National Journal: “The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even
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(To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”) On the worst day of Christmas Monsanto Claus gave to me, six bucks per acre and toxic herbicides from some other company… Last year’s Monsanto Claus cartoon–“Monsanto Claus: Ho Ho Oh No!” …and the rest of my Monsanto-related cartoons. Follow on Twitter @GreenCartoons
It shouldn’t be this hard to kick the coal habit. Unfortunately, fighting against billionaires and their subsidy-driven profits takes some time. Don’t fret, we’ll come out of it clean. …we just may be a bit bloody and limb-less. Related info: Ecopolitology’s Coal article archive My Coal cartoon archive (with great links to more info)King Coal
EPA knowingly OK’s Bayer’s bee-killing pesticide. Related Links: The full Grist article whose text is in the cartoon. Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees The Bayer Kills Bees! website. (They also kill democracy!) Yep, that’s Bee from the environmental cartoon series Hank D and the Bee. Don’t worry,
EARTH has PETA’s back. Keeley Hazell: Don’t Wear Fur (PETA, NSFW) Naked protest against fur coats in Barcelona PETA Celebrates National Topless Day …Speaking of nudity, my last nude (sasquatch) cartoon Visit the rest of Joe’s environmental cartoons on JoeMohrToons.com. And follow him on Twitter @GreenCartoons.
Will Cancun be more productive than Copenhagen? The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place in Cancun until December, 10. I imagine a lot of productive days discussing much needed change… Not! (I am bringing back “Not!”–who’s with me?!) More on the UNFCCC Cancún Climate Talks: In Search of the Holy Grail of
More on BPA… BPA Ban Blocked from Food Safety Bill Bisphenol A linked to diabetes, heart disease in humans BPA wikipedia site …and E. coli Long-Term Effects of E-Coli Food Poisoning Ground Beef: The Cartoon View all of Joe’s political/environmental cartoonery at JoeMohrToons.com Updates on Twitter at @GreenCartoons