Five Great Earth Day Cartoons

Happy Earth Day! Each April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea came to founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the aftermath of the horrific 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

Every year around this time, cartoonists weigh in on the fate of the planet, so I thought I’d pull together five terrific cartoons about Earth Day for your environment-loving enjoyment…

R.J. Matson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Matson)
Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News (click to view more cartoons by Zyglis)
Steve Greenberg / (click to view more cartoons by Greenberg)
Loujie / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Loujie)
Tab / (click to view more cartoons by Tab)

By Daryl Cagle

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