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Interesting cartoon, but shouldn’t the central critter (the Dolphin) be a Shark or Crocodile – neither creature being one to be trusted? That would be more in keeping with what is actually happening, although on reflection a Chameleon changing its colour from Green at its head to Red at its tail with the UN symbol in the background would seem to be far more appropriate.
Very good cartoon. Given that so many Greens are vegetarian and a number are into wacky weed, however, I prefer the garden metaphor, the Melon Greens — green on the outside and red (or at least deep pink) on the inside.
What has happened to the Greens lately, by the way? Hear very little of them. Could be the folk-dancing season.
“We’ve finally had our battle, and it was not to his advantage
By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 16th December 2009
So at last we’ve had our fight, and Ian Plimer has cause to regret his challenge to me. Back in July, Plimer, who is an Australian professor of geology and a climate change denier championed by the rightwing media all over the world, challenged me to a debate in London, to be hosted by the Spectator magazine. I agreed, as long as he met a simple condition: to answer a list of questions about the claims in his book. Plimer eventually accepted this condition. My questions were straightforward: I asked him only to explain or reference the claims he made(1). Any reputable scientist would have answered them without hesitation.
Monbiot is a lunatic. Canada ,a great Western nation ,is sitting on the solution to the West’s dependence on Arab and south American oil and the so called environmental movement can only scream …….dirty dirty dirty.Talking of Greens ,around the last general election M Turei was asked by a local rag in Dunedin about prospects for the Great South Basin she basically said “leave it there”. I reckon a vote for the Greens is tantamount to treason.http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/nov/30/canada-tar-sands-copenhagen-climate-deal