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[GreenYes] Re: Cartoonbank.com message from David Biddle


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Oh, never mind about the title. 
 
I see Ann Dorfman had noted it in her message.  Sorry for letting my inattention bother you all.
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: McLaughlin, Anne [mailto:amclaughlin@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:16 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Cartoonbank.com message from David Biddle

Does anyone know what title the artist gave to the cartoon?  It would be shown on the table of contents for that issue (11/26/07).
 
Anne McLaughlin, Portland OR
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Dorfman [mailto:dorfmanann@no.address]
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 8:45 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Cartoonbank.com message from David Biddle

I looked at this cover and wondered what the meaning was, and I don't think it says anything very positive about recycling. It is called "A Clear Conscience" by Bruce McCall. For those who haven't seen it, it is a painting of a guy shipwrecked on a tiny tropical island about 25' across with a single palm tree and a dozen or so recycling and hazardous waste containers of various types.
 
I think the message the artist is trying to convey is that people FEEL they are doing their part to help global warming when they do little things like recycle, but to change the course of global warming people are going to need to do a lot more than that. Not only is recycling not the answer, but the artist is saying it lulls people into a dangerous sense of complaisancy.
 
Ann


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