Saturday, 27 February 2010

Vox Pop

Nobody knows what everyone needs to know, so nobody agrees to do what needs to be done because everyone's clinging to convenience instead of facing the possibilities

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Built-in Obsolescence

Too much e-junk floating around

With apologies and thanks to Polyp for letting me shamelessly steal chunks of drawing.

Maybe we can all power our indlulgences with Bloom Boxes in the future

Even the Saudis seek to diversify in the face of peak oil

The NEW WEBSITE - - will be going LIVE very soon, honestly.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Re-introducing Ugmug McDuff

Plus ca change....
This strip, from June 2008, fits just as well into today's news

Elsewhere - The dark Lord Drax decides that it's cheaper to fuck things up than it is to fix them.

Waste Not Want Not

Where there's muck there's (an absence of) brass

That's not the only recycling going on.

Fairtrade solutions in troubled times

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Travelling man

The UK government - having signed up to the 10:10 campaign - proposes that it's spokesdrones should henceforth travel cattle class en route to their embassies and conferences. Very gratifying.

Where might Ern be going? He could visit Tajikistan, perhaps,

or India.

He could stop off to check out his oil interests in Peru as well.

Elsewhere, Obama OKs a new raft of nuclear plants. Let's hope they build to a higher spec' than Sellafield.
Lest we forget - other power sources are available

British bishops call on the faithful to give up carbon for lent.

Manchester campaigners achieve significant breakthrough through steady and dedicated local campaigning. Nice one.

and finally...
The iPhone has an app to piss off contrarians and to educate the gadget-fixated.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Salt and Vinegar

The seas continue to acidify apace.

Biofuel takes to the air
...and crashes to the ground
...without significant benefits along the way

Art's lost subject, anyone?

Friday, 12 February 2010

Rigorous scientific debate

Personally, I'd feel a lot happier about the evidence in favour of Genetically Modified crops if that evidence wasn't wholly owned and selectively released by corporations whose legal obligation is to maximise profit above all other considerations, and who are not legally obliged to release any contrary data under the protection of "commercial sensitivity".

By the way, where IS all the necessary fertiliser going to come from once the accessible oil runs out?

Feed the soil, not the plant

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Peaking Early

With oil running out, and biofuels not being the answer, perhaps humans should grow and trade their food closer to home.

Perhaps we suffer from collectively traumatised amygdalas

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Monday, 8 February 2010

Poor Editorial Decision

This one sort of got away from me, I'm afraid. Poor editorial decision. Still, never mind.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Future is Another Country

So much mud is being thrown that the slightest speck sticking to a labcoat seems enough to persuade Joe Public that the bigger scientific picture is irrelevant and that it must, therefore, all boil down to moustache twirling evil-doers Mwa-haar-haaring under ill-gotten showers of public gold. We do love a soundbite. So I guess it must be OK if the glaciers start to disappear in 50 years, not 20, and the African harvests collapse in 40 years, not 20, and if a quarter of Holland is lost to the sea, not a half. That'll be fine. Nothing to worry about. Party on dudes.

Lest we forget - it was the IPCC and the UEA themselves that brought their own errors to the attention of their peers.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

A brake with tradition?

Technology is fallible

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Birds of a feather?

The bluefin tuna goes the way of all fish.
Flexible family arrangements can be found everywhere.

I'm trying out this new layout style for the strip - it'll fit better with the new (imminent) site. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Stranger at the door

No climate change relevance at all, but it made me laugh

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sons of the sod

This cartoon was originally published in Ethical Consumer magazine.

I'm about to commit to a domain name for this new website that is, honestly, about to go live. I am given to understand that the title Throbgoblins (international or otherwise) is something of a turn-off for many as it sounds like some sort of pornographic smurf movie. So I would welcome any feedback on whether I should keep it or just go with my own name. I know that a rose by any other name would still smell of old man and wet fox, but I have to plump for something, and it might as well be something somebody somewhere quite likes.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Another Hell in Another Handcart

I have finally sorted out my technofear and got 450 cartoons - from the early LabRats through to the Slamdown comic - uploaded to the new website database. So we're on the home stretch. I'm now actually quite excited about the new site. I think you'll like it. Graeme Sherrif has done a fabulous job and I hope it will all be going live soon.