From one of Britain's most talented young comic artists, here is a scathingly humorous, and thoroughly researched, exploration of climate change.
How often do you read something shocking, something depressing, and then put it aside and try to forget about it? Cartoonist Kate Evans takes on the challenge of awakening us from our apathy, and our hope that someone else is going to do something about it. After a graphic exploration of climate chaos and its repercussions around the world, Kate Evans looks at how it could all get radically worse, what we’re going to do about it, and how we can take action and inspiration. As George Monbiot says in his introduction: ‘In other words, we need a new Messiah. Or failing that, Kate Evans.’
Kate Evans is also the author of The Food of Love (Myriad, 2006) and Bump (Myriad, 2014).
Tackles the grim subject of climate change with innovation, humour and clarity. With lots of advice on positive action and further reading, this well-drawn tome is essential reading.
Whereas Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth takes you to the 'OK everyone, panic!' precipice and then leaves you dangling over the edge, Funny Weather is brazenly devoted to 'Saving The World'. Evans - whose green credentials, unlike Gore's, are squeaky clean - tackles the follies of jet-setting, offsetting, carbon sequestration and nuclear proliferation head-on and with humour. Her vision of ordinary people switching to low-carbon lifestyles, coming together in an unstoppable movement for political change and 'sorting it out' is inspiring. Buy this book, read it, give it away. Then, as Kate says, 'better get on with it'.
The threat of global warming may make you weep, but Kate Evans' brilliant cartoons offer hope and inspiration. And they're funny too.
A graphic guide to global warming that discusses some very chewy science using pictures and captions. If you think this all sounds a bit weird, you would be totally right - but then the best cartoons often are.