Bad Omens

Impending doom and signs impossible to ignore 

One of 2021’s biggest reports forecast a bleak climate future.

For decades, cartoonists have been reflecting on the science, debates and political posturing that mark global warming. As experts’ warnings become more dire and more urgent, cartoonists find new ways to illustrate this familiar territory.

A cartoon about the floods captures the mood of the nation, while high-vis vests, VR goggles and a buggy whip warehouse provoke a chuckle. 


Johannes Leak, The Australian,

Who Pays?

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,


Philip Somerville, Line of Thought,

Angry Climate Kids

First Dog on the Moon, Guardian Australia,

Australia's Climate Action

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Angus and Climate Change

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Heritage Tours

Jon Kudelka, The Saturday Paper,

Snake Oil Sales

Johannes Leak, The Australian,

Burying Disbelief

Jon Kudelka, The Australian,

Beautiful One Day ... Blindsided the Next

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Reef-Coloured Glasses

Jon Kudelka, The Saturday Paper,

Renewed Energy

John Spooner, The Australian,