The Beast That Ate the Earth
Environment cartoon book
Versions of many of the environmental cartoons on this site can be found in my book, The Beast That Ate the Earth.
I’ve been drawing cartoons on environmental matters since the early 1970s.
The book was published in 2004 and contains about a hundred cartoons in black and white.
The book is available through Amazon.
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Flooding caused by climate change
Original drawn in 1991.
This cartoon was inspired by “once every hundred years” floods that occurred in Cumbria in the UK twice in six years.
It refers to the saying “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”.
A cartoon about floods, flooding, extreme weather events, climate change, global worming, the environment.
Original version created: 1991
Cartoon reference number: env076c
Climate change cartoon.
A businessman making his business diversify into boats due to increased flood risk.
As global warming results in more floods there will be a greater demand for boats.
The cartoon shows a businessman suggesting that his manufacturing company diversify into ship and boat building.
A cartoon showing manufacturing companies and businesses adapting to changing demands, and about the adaptability of capitalism.
Cartoon reference number: a9687
Climate change cartoons
Anthropogenic global warming cartoon
Cartoon illustrating the consequences fossil fuel causing flooding.
Showing a car stranded in a flood
A cartoon about sustainability, the environment, floods, transport
Original version drawn: 1991
Cartoon reference number: env077
Flooding caused by global warming
Drawn in 1991.
A comment on postponing taking action about global warming, using the saying “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”. Unfortunately, due to flooding, the bridge can’t be crossed.
From my collection of cartoons about global warming, climate change, floods, anthropogenic weather
Cartoon reference number: env076b
Drought and floods cartoon.
A cat taking refuge from a flood by sitting on a sign that warns of drought.
The cartoon was drawn as a reaction to the very wet weather and floods that followed a period of very dry weather here in the UK in April 2012.
The cartoon applies to any period of uncertain, changeable or unpredictable weather.
Cartoon reference number: a160
A proposal to use an ark (like Noah’s ark) to rescue animals from floods caused by climate change
Climate change predicts rising sea levels that could cause catastrophic flooding
If climate change causes floods on biblical proportions is Noah’s ark the solution?
Cartoon drawn: 2007
Cartoon reference number: env078
Global warming cartoon
Global warming graph in the form of Hokusai’s Great Wave
This climate change cartoon uses Hokusai’s Great Wave to illustrate the effects of global warming – particularly the effects on the change in the sea level and the weather
The Great Wave by Hokusai is frequently appropriated by cartoonists, often to represent disasters.
In this cartoon Hokusai’s wave shows the ultimate effects of global warming. The gradual, almost unnoticed, increase in the effects of climate change slowly accumulate, with ultimate devastating effect. The effects are only taken seriously too late, by which time the effects cause environmental disaster (not necessarily only flooding or tsunamis, which here are actually metaphors for wider consequences)
Cartoon reference number: env079
Climate change cartoons
Climate change may cause serious floods. The cartoon shows an official from a government environment agency procrastinating over doing anything about it, with the words “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”. When the inevitable flood actually arrives the bridge is uncrossable due to the flood
An environmental cartoon about procrastination, short-termism, planning, contingency plans