Comic: The Climate Bill in Six Acts

The last two years saw the protracted death of climate change legislation. Here, in an exclusive new comic, we tell the sordid tale. Click on the thumbnails below to see each page of the comic.

1. 2008: A New Hope 2. Spring 2009: The House Gets to Work 3. Summer 2009: Dawn of the Dead
4. Winter ’09 – Spring ’10: Senate Follies  5. 2010: Failure 6. 2011 on: What Next?

(Written by me, illustrated by Thomas Pitilli, lettering and headers by Warp Graphics.)

This comic was produced by Grist for the Climate Desk collaboration.

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