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Is Living on an Iceberg For a Year Going to Save the Planet?

I wrote these two strips after reading about a man who would be living on an iceberg for a year to raise awareness of climate change. I’m not sure that is going to help. Celebrities have been going to the Arctic and that has made little difference (except a few more emissions in the process). The science is in. Governments are well aware. The military and insurance companies have changed their procedures in preparation for the changes. The problem isn’t that people aren’t aware, it’s that they don’t want to do anything about it that might change their way of life. And living on an iceberg isn’t going to persuade them otherwise.
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I’m Fed Up of Loom Bands

Kids (and some adults) have gone crazy for loom bands. You can make these little plastic bands into bracelets, bags and even dresses and you can pick up packs of bands for only a quid ($1.50) or so.loom1

But the little bands are easy to lose or let go of and they are getting everywhere and, much like cigarette butts, they are ending up in waterways and washing out to sea. I picked these two bands up in a pristine cove in Cornwall, floating on the sea surface and you can be sure that there are plenty more being eaten by fish and polluting our oceans.the loom bands I found floating in the sea in Cornwall

Preparing For Frome Open Studios

Each year, the little Somerset town I live in has a week long festival. As part of that festival, local artists, like my friend, Paul Newman, exhibit their work. He works almost exclusively in pencil and draws from some of the best scenery in the West Country.

Pencil Drawing of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast by Paul Newman

Pencil Drawing of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast by Paul Newman


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