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Korean Comics for Kids: “Surviving Climate Change”

One of the most remarkable comics that I have seen of late comes from the “Survival ” (살아남기) series published by I-Seum. This comic, “Surviving Climate Change” explains in considerable detail, with reference to scientific data, the process of climate change.  The “Survival” series includes several quite powerful comics that blend relevant facts with an entertaining narrative.

“Surviving Climate Change” is notable in that it draws the attention of children to the concrete challenges we face. Such writing for children is absolutely critical in our age as they will be the ones who will struggle with the consequences of our decisions.

The comic is divided into three sections. A humorous, slightly slapstick, dialog between the protagonists, a crisis that the protagonists encounter that brings them face to face with the consequences of climate change and a more detailed description, including actual photographs and statistics, that supports the arguments made in the comic.

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3 responses to “Korean Comics for Kids: “Surviving Climate Change”

  1. Isaac Yuen February 27, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Thanks for the interesting post. Is there an actual cohesive narrative behind the dialogue between the characters?

  2. Emanuel Pastreich February 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Well, I would not say there is incredibly complex dialog, but the essential issues are folded back into a compelling story aimed at elementary school students.

  3. Emanuel Pastreich February 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Noam Chomsky wrote:

    Good idea. Wish it were happening here.

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