The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1

The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1

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Title
The Tale of Climate Policy – Part 1
Date
August 22, 2021
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Panel 1 : Ext. Castle – Day

The Tale of Climate Policy

A medieval King stands on the wall of his castle, looking over the nearby village. An aide stands next to him, gesturing at the burning forest beyond.

Aide
Your Highness, the forest beyond the village is aflame again!
King
Hmmm. What seems to be the cause?
Panel 2 : Ext. Castle – Continuous

The King listens, stroking his beard and pondering.

Aide
We believe it to be the sparks from the Blacksmith’s shop.
King
Then I shall speak to the Blacksmith!
Panel 3 : Int. Blacksmith’s Shop – Later

The King stands opposite the Blacksmith in his shop. The Blacksmith is twice the size of the King and twice as mean-looking. A nearby kiln showers sparks everywhere.

King
Fair Blacksmith! Could you please produce less sparks from your shop?
Blacksmith
No.
Panel 4 : Ext. Castle – Later

The King stands atop his castle wall, addressing the villagers below. Behind him, a great plume of smoke and embers rises.

King
I HAVE DONE ALL I CAN TO STOP THE FOREST FIRES!
Kevin hunched over his laptop