Vote for Best “Science Idol” Editorial Cartoon

By David L. Brown

The Union of Concerned Scientists is sponsoring its second annual contest for the best “Science Idol” editorial cartoon. From hundreds of entries the UCS has narrowed the field to 12 finalists which are posted on the organization’s web site here, with the invitation for readers to vote for the winner. Voting will close on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

According to the UCS, the competition “draws attention to the growing problem of political interference in federal government science on issues as diverse as drug safety and global warming”.

Of course our particular interest here at Star Phoenix Base is focused on the environment and climate change, so naturally these two cartoons which deal with those subjects caught our eye and we wanted to share them with our readers. First, this one which captures the ongoing efforts by global warming deniers:

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And second, an ominous reminder that our government has made a concentrated effort to conceal and confuse information about climate change:

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Be sure to visit the UCS web site and vote for your favorite finalist. We will follow the results and post the winning cartoon here when it has been announced.

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