How to make America take global warming seriously

Over at the Far Corner Cafe, reader Pliny the in Between offers a good suggestion (click cartoon to enlarge):

Text in the balloon: “Dust kicked up in drought stricken areas and salt spray from rising sea levels will increase barrel wear and corrosion.”


  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Good one. The stock 1950s Life magazine-style characters gathered round the big-screen is a nice touch.

  2. Heather Hastie
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Good idea Pliny!

    A couple of days ago a tw**ted another cartoonist’s work entitled “How to make the GOP take climate change seriously” or something like that. It showed two men embracing and underneath said something like “Tell them it’s leading to an increase in homosexuality”.

  3. Randy schenck
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Salt spray from raising sea levels – I knew there must be some reason to live in Kansas. Get here before the price of land takes off.

    • Reginald Selkirk
      Posted June 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

      Another good thing about Kansas: They finally figured out that “voodoo economics” doesn’t work. Other states on the conservative expressway to ‘third world’ status should pay attention.

      Kansas Republicans revolt against GOP governor, raise taxes

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted June 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

        Hell, this keeps up, the rest of the country will have to stop wondering what’s the matter with Kansas?.

        • boggy
          Posted June 18, 2017 at 5:53 am | Permalink

          There can be nothing wrong with a State where the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was first conceived.

  4. rickflick
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    The image on the lamp and the kids cloths reflect a cowboy theme. Flashback to the 1950s. We are living in a wild west vision of America. Every boy and girl for themselves.

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 18, 2017 at 3:31 am | Permalink

      The great thing about Westerns was that the good guy/bad guy distinction was always so clear…

      • rickflick
        Posted June 18, 2017 at 6:51 am | Permalink

        Yup. Just check the color of their hats.

  5. Tom
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Even better convince them that climate change is responsible for the increasing popularity of militant atheism and a catastrophic decline in church attendance.

  6. Mark R.
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Nah…that wholesome WASP family looks like they know the difference between news and fake news…and they’d be watching faux Fox who would never indulge in such fake newsery.

  7. Blue
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    O, Gosh Golly ! m’College Nemesis
    (I was on central Campus the V Nam pacifist,
    bra – burning rallier pitching it in to the
    pile o’draft cards going up in flames),
    he the F14 Tomcat pilot back on furlough)
    ‘ll hafta park his otherwise corrodin’ bomber
    way faraway from any one o’the bagazillion
    bases located thereupon USA’s three coasts,
    not to mention those such military stashes
    of gunning armament nearby to California’s
    and the Southwest’s deserts !


  8. ladyatheist
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    A category 5 hurricane taking direct aim at Mar-a-Lago would send a message too.

    • nicky
      Posted June 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      do you really think so?

      • ladyatheist
        Posted June 17, 2017 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

        Message would be sent, though not necessarily received.

  9. Posted June 19, 2017 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    On the other hand, the “real version” of this with 1200 corporations saying they are going to do better despite Trump etc. is somewhat heartening.

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