"Dad, what's global warming?"
"Oh, it's when you produce so much smoke it acts as a blanket and heats up the earth."
"So what makes the smoke?"
"Burning fuel to make electricity. But our fire is smoke free of course!"
"Do you think we should trun off our tree lights?"
"I think we'll be ok to leave them on! ... Maybe we'll turn the outside lights off!"
The world can be a complex place. See how Frankie and his colleagues at Global.org grapple with the thorny public policy issues of our time in "Frankie.org", a cartoon strip by Stik, especially for the OECD Observer.
(This Frankie strip originally appeared in OECD Observer No 258/259, December 2006.)
Read more on climate change and global warming here.
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