As regular readers of this newsletter know, climate change really worries me. Although I am generally optimistic, sometimes I feel powerless and think that people like us who care about things like this won't be able to act fast enough to stop climate change running out of control. But one of the things that has encouraged me this year has been the action of children and how the young generation seem to have a voice that the older generation are finally listening to.
I've been creating a daily comic strip for Arctic Circle for nearly 12 years now. In all that time it has had an underlying environmental theme, one which hasn't found a big enough home in the old medium of newspapers in the US. But there are definitely people who care in the US and worldwide and there may be another way to reach those people, particularly the younger generation. This week I've been talking to my syndicate about an Arctic Circle book about climate change for a younger audience. A book that will set out the facts and what we need to do to prevent the worst effects of climate change. Not one about switching off the lights and recycling, but a book about how people can be empowered to effect real results.
The comics in this newsletter are some of the samples I sent with my book synopsis.