When Premier Kenney went down to the U.S. earlier this month to peddle even more of our major greenhouse gas-producing product, I was at a loss for words. The global warming threat looms ever more menacingly, threatening a cascade of catastrophes, yet here is a leading politician doing his best to produce more of the very stuff that causes the threat. What hope do we have with leaders such as this, I ask plaintively.
Then humour came to my rescue. I happened to come across an old Bob Mankoff cartoon on CartoonStock (available for the bargain price of $12 US) that immediately lightened my mood. Mankoff cartooned for the New Yorker for many years before ultimately becoming editor. His cartoon, shown below, perfectly captures the mindset of our soon to be former premier and his ilk.