House Republicans Scrap ‘Unnecessary’ Global Warming Committee

The new soon-to-be Republican Congress is so unconcerned with global warming that their leader, Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, has announced that they’re throwing an entire House committee dedicated to the topic out the window.

The Select Committee on Global Warming, created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2007, was created as a forum to debate the latest developments on climate change issues and research, but Republican leaders claimed that it was an unnecessary congregation.

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Free cartoons vs. commissioned cartoons

The cartoons on this blog are available for free – for your personal use.

Contact me, if:

  • you want a privately-commissioned cartoon (a.k.a. social object)
  • you want to license the commercial use of one of my existing cartoons

Remember: These are social objects. They are intended to be shared. They are intended to start conversations.

Enjoy the conversations you start when you share a social object.

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Cartoons are for sharing

I believe in sharing.

Feel free to download the cartoons on this blog for your personal use.

You can print them out and put them to your wall, post them in your blog, add them to a PowerPoint presentation, print them out on to posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, a mouse pad, homemade greeting cards, or whatever, as long as it’s for your own personal use.

As long as you’re not trying to make money off it and you’re giving me attribution, go for it.

My licensing terms are pretty open.

If you see a cartoon you like, here’s what you can do:

  1. Download the high-resolution image to your hard drive.
    (To download an image: right-click on the image and select “Save Link As”)
  2. Upload the image to Cafepress.com
  3. Create your own cool personal item, such as a T-Shirt or coffee mug.

Soon you’ll have a crowd of people asking you about your new shirt (or mug).

It’s quick. It’s easy.

Enjoy.

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Why are there cartoons on this blog?

The cartoons (a.k.a. artwork) on this blog are social objects.

A social object is a conversation starter, an idea starter, a thought virus.

A social object is the reason a group comes together in the first place. It helps define what the group has in common.

A social object starts a conversation. That conversation is more important than the social object that started the conversation.

The cartoons on this blog are intended to spark conversations on a wide variety of topics related to nature, the environment, and life on earth.

The cartoons on this blog are available for free – for your personal use.

Feel free to print them out and post them at work and at home.

If you want a privately-commissioned social object or to license the commercial use of an existing cartoon, contact me at

contact [at] ThereIsNoPlanetB [dot] com


My use of social objects has been inspired by:

  • Hugh MacLeod (www.gapingvoid.com)
  • Seth Godin (author of Purple Cow)
  • Jyri Engestrom (anthropologist and Jaiku founder)
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My green school dream – John Hardy

Jewelry designer John Hardy co-founded the extraordinary Green School in Bali, where kids get a holistic and green education.

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A house with geothermal heating and cooling

After a dozen years in the construction business, Bob Burnside wanted to build a house that would symbolize his commitment to energy efficiency. “I wanted it to be on the leading edge of what we do…(read more)

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Japan's Lessons on the Economy and the Environment: Our Pollution Experience

In less than 60 years Japan was able to convert its war-torn economy into a world class economy. But this rapid economic growth came at a price. The price was pollution which impacted the environment and public health. Some of the pollution-related diseases include:

  • Minamata disease
  • Yokkaichi asthma
  • Itai Itai

This program looks at how Japan has suffered from the impact of pollution.

Part 1

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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Thomas Berry Speaks

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Appraisers Are Ignoring Energy Efficiency

If Realtors are banking on green house features, why aren’t lenders doing the same? Read about banks’ roadblocks to building better homes.

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Japan as ground zero for no-waste lifestyle

Also watch Creating a Zero-Waste City.

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