Green Majority launches "Climate Cartoons"

Green Majority launches Climate Cartoons
Courtesy of Green Majority Media.

Climate science can be a difficult topic to talk about with many unintuitive concepts, and this confusion leads to confused voters!

This new animated series by the Green Majority uses simple language and hand drawn animation to help explain the basic parts that citizens need to know to have an informed position on this vital issue, without trying to tell them what to think about it.

Starting with this first pilot episode "What is a Carbon Budget?" the series will be designed as a course on climate essentials for newbies, each episode tackling one small piece of the puzzle in bite-sized 2-3 min sections. Each episode will lead naturally off the last to encourage both discussion of the ideas as well as self-directed learning at the viewer's own pace. Perfect for classrooms as young as grade nine all the way to grandparents, the goal is to lower the barrier to entry for new people to learn and share ideas about the problems we face, and what we need to do about them.



The next episode will explore the question, "What does having a Carbon Budget Mean?" before breaking out into a number of smaller topics such as advantages and disadvantages of various types of renewable energy, carbon pricing methods, centralized VS decentralized energy grids, and the risks of geo-engineering and much more... all with the same accessible, calm and thoughtful comparisons and examples that will allow anyone to learn and participate in these important discussions.

In the next few weeks we'll release another video and more information about the series, and what we want to do with it, but for now please enjoy the first episode.

No matter your politics, young or old, this series is for you if you've ever wondered... What's the big deal with climate change?

Click here to learn more and find out how you can help make the next episode.

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