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‘Bad Santa’ scuppers Biden’s climate change plans, and Bolsanaro’s greenwashing at COP26

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In this week’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis describes US Senator Joe Manchin as “Bad Santa”. The lawmaker from coal-rich West Virginia slammed the brakes on President Joe Biden’s climate agenda, which plans to eliminate coal from the country’s electricity programme.

Peter Brookes | The Times

Peter Brookes expresses concern over climate change by depicting Noah’s Ark being built on the river Clyde in Glasgow while world leaders at the COP26 conference wonder why people don’t trust them to deliver.

Dave Brown | The Independent

Dave Brown on the “greenwashing” promises of the Jair Bolsonaro government, which is known to have wreaked havoc on the environment over the past three years. The Brazilian president said at COP26 that his government was committed to “eliminating illegal deforestation”, and welcomed the pledge to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030.

Kevin Siers | Charlotte Observer

Kevin Siers comments on the North Carolina Republican Party passing its gerrymandered political maps for the next decade, dismissing Democratic arguments that the boundaries are unlawful and overly partisan toward the GOP, giving it an unfair political advantage.

Andy Davey | Telegraph

Andy Davey reflects on the growing climate crisis, illustrating that Earth has a fossil fuel addiction.

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