I have yet to see the movie Happy Feet (which of course, given the name of this blog, I must). But I’m interested to see that it’s already come under attack for being “environmentalist propaganda”. As I understand it, in spite of the poles being more likely to warm up quicker than the rest of the world, and hence more exposed to the risk of global warming, the movie’s controversial propaganda does not involve anything about global warming. Rather, it involves the uncontroversial fact that some sea-creatures suffer, and even die, as a result of industrial strength fishing trawlers, and rubbish floating about on the world’s oceans.
By coincidence, I watch the animated movie Cars on DVD tonight. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone decrying the unsubtle anti-environmental propaganda in this film – the world is a wonderful place if there are lots of cars in it, and a road can be a spiritual place providing it has a few bends in it.