It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..

I don’t know how much of it is wilful ignorance and how much is actual ignorance, but many people I know are in complete denial about how bad flying is. They are the kind of people who would say they ‘believe’ in climate change and want to do their bit for the environment, but willContinue reading “It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..”

Going to the library 2025

I’ve been reading a lot of children’s stories over and over to our youngest daughter who’s now 22 months old and obsessed with books, so I’ve had a lot of time to look at the background pictures and the worlds the illustrators have created. I especially love ‘The Baby’s Catalogue’ by Janet and Allan AhlbergContinue reading “Going to the library 2025”

Individual to collective action

After my long blog post about how necessary it is for those of us in the top 20% of incomes who create 70% of C02 emissions to change our lifestyles I’ve been working on this image: Sometimes I think the link is lost between the fact that individual actions to reduce climate change (like eating lessContinue reading “Individual to collective action”

Climate Change and Individual Action

The IPCC report last year stated that we need to cut carbon emissions in half in the next 12 years to have any chance of keeping under 1.5 degrees of warming. We’re at about 1.1 degrees of warming now and there is currently a record heatwave in Australia with temperatures nearing 50 degrees. There areContinue reading “Climate Change and Individual Action”

Individual vs Collective Action

View at Medium.com Julia Steinberger wrote a great article about the individual actions that you can take to counter climate breakdown: An Audacious Toolkit:Actions Against Climate Breakdown . Before I read the article I had been working on these two cartoons about the same subject. I think the first one helps to illustrate her article,Continue reading “Individual vs Collective Action”

Your dream holiday…..

I’ve been feeling a bit low on ideas and inspiration and general ability to sit myself down and actually do any art of any kind for the past couple of months. I kept thinking I should really be trying to go back to work and use my qualifications in engineering and sustainability instead of wastingContinue reading “Your dream holiday…..”

Italian summer

As our one return flight per year for our family (I’ve written numerous blog posts on flying less and how important it is to combat climate change) we booked a trip to Piedmont in Italy so we could go to a friends wedding. It was absolutely beautiful there and this is my cartoon of theContinue reading “Italian summer”

Air travel and internet giants

I live under a so-called ’emergency runway’ that Brussels Airport abuses the use of. Once you’ve spent a few Sunday afternoons in the garden with 747s hurtling overhead deadening the possibility of conversation or relaxation, and have been woken up at 3am then 4:30am then 5:30am by the noise of cargo planes, you are noContinue reading “Air travel and internet giants”