The world the elder generation is leaving behind for us has been destroyed immensely leaving us nothing to look forward to when we are placed with the burden of its renewal. The elder generations have ruined the world, leaving our generation to fix their mistakes. The father in this cartoon is telling his kid that 'someday all this will be his'. The kid replies, 'gee, thanks' since the kid doesn't ever want to receive such a destroyed society, full of social and ecological detriments.
America's policy of free will and freedom of speech is being exaggerated in this cartoon as George Bush is shown saying 'I believe emissions should be reduced voluntarily'. The Earth has reached the point at which emission reduction can no longer be voluntary, it is a must in order to save our Earth and make our lives sustainable. Furthermore, this cartoon goes on to address how America's global warming policy consists of nothing but; destruction, false ineffective ideologies, politics (the negatives of politics), denial and delays. With this sort of irresponsible attitude, global warming will only grow in significance.
This cartoon states that, 'global warming does seem harder and harder to deny' and indicated by polar bears sunbathing and seals playing beach netball - a completely abnormal phenomena.
This cartoon addresses 8 significant reasons centering around denial (mainly caused by the United States) as to why the global warming issue is not improving as effectively as it should be. The issues are as follows:
False convictions (that global warming is a good thing)
Pretending that is has not been confirmed
Passing the buck
False hopes that it will fix itself
The 'there is nothing we can do' card
The 'too expensive, we can't afford it' card
These issues have been debated about for a decade and in this time global warming has not been worked on significantly. The only thing improving is the American government's ability to come up with excuses and wallow in their denial.
Action must be taken. Awareness must be raised.