The cartoons are light-hearted but the subject is serious, as depicted by the alarm clock, right.
Kevin Miller's drawings were inspired by Bill McKibben's article about climate change in last month's Rolling Stone magazine. People met last Saturday at Allen Miller Arts to follow up on the August 4 meeting, whose theme was "How to Make Lancaster a Hive of Planet-Loving Activity."
Lest the name McKibben raise any hackles, remember that scientists have been sounding the alarm for the past 30 years about climate change due to carbon emissions. In the July 19 article, McKibben quoted a scientist who said, "You know those new cigarette packs, where governments make them put a picture of someone with a hole in their throats? Gas pumps should have something like that."
How to turn eco-anxiety into eco-action, Kevin's cartoon asks, lower right. People shared ideas ranging from a relay walk the entire length of the Susquehanna River (to draw attention to its endangered status) to a citizens' climate lobby to banning of gas-powered vehicles and forced bicycling (tongue-in-cheek).
The next gathering of the Hive is Saturday, August 25 at 9:30 am at Allen Miller Arts, 117 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster. Bring a breakfast snack to share.