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What On Earth!™

Dedicated to the planet, our Pale Blue Dot, CEEW presents What On Earth!™ A cartoon series on sustainability. On how we are treating the planet and how the planet is treating us back. What On Earth!™ will appear every Wednesday and on special days with a point or a counterpoint to ponder and to share forward.

ceew ethanol blend cartoon


On World Biofuel Day, What On Earth!™ makes a case for waste powering our way to sustainability.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

ceew circular economy cartoon


‘We are left facing music!’ says What On Earth!™. As extreme weather reigns, the countries that need to step up can no longer turn a blind eye.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

ceew gandhi sustainability cartoon


On World #NatureConservationDay, #WhatOnEarth!™ reminds us to live and let live!

Thursday, July 28, 2022

ceew circular economy cartoon


This is the 50th cartoon from What On Earth!™. And beautifully coinciding with the internal nudge on reducing waste and managing resources better, we present the 'circular economy', our version of RRR!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

superworm plastic muncher  cartoon


What On Earth!™ welcomes Zophobas to these frames. A plastic muncher who we just can’t stop feeding. Or can we?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

g7 backslide cartoon


As the G7 fall back on gas to power their present, the heat’s back on climate. ‘Dear leaders, we cannot afford your u-turns,' says What On Earth!™

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

assam floods cartoon


Assam has been devastated by floods yet again! #WhatOnEarth!™ takes a moment to stand in solidarity and remind ourselves of the urgency needed in climate action.

Wednesday, June 27, 2022

climate change cartoon

What On Earth!™ is aflutter today!
Join her in following the self-preservation flights of the splendid Monarch butterflies. Are at-risk species adapting to climate change?

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

drought cartoons

'Rescue me from the ravages of unsustainable choices,' says What On Earth!™ To rise up from drought together, take less than you can give back! #Green #NoDroughtLand #PaleBlueDot

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Gross Domestic Property Cartoon

Is monitoring only the monetary enough? asks What On Earth!™. Here's to growth that brings prosperity to all

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Stockholm Cartoon

It's the road to agency, action, and accountability that countries and citizens, gathering at Stockholm tomorrow, sign up for. ‘Walk the talk,' says What On Earth!™ Or we'll reach nowhere.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Assam Floods

Floodwaters are rising. And we just aren’t doing enough to cool the planet. 'Yes, hope floats, but it's action, that saves', says What On Earth!™ in solidarity with all communities swimming against the tide of climate change.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Bird Future

Birds of a feather should flock together! ‘Let’s read the fine print. See below the fold,’ says What On Earth!™. Entire species depend on us to live another day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘Oh! for a shower,’ prays What On Earth!™ As we fall back on nature to right our climate wrongs! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ipcc cartoon

The buck passes. And the heat of unsustainability continues to scorch. Let the buck stop here, says What On Earth!™

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Getting hot and very bothered! Invoking a much-shared sentiment from a trending track, What On Earth!™ is toiling for solutions in the glare of a suddenly sizzling summer. Dear countries, commerce, and communities! We’ve got to cool it! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

earth day cartoons and comics

Go all-in for the planet! On the eve of Earth Day, What On Earth!™ reminds us of the stakes if we don’t take a bold stand for the pale blue dot!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

plastic pollution cartoon

‘All plastic ain’t fantastic,’ says What On Earth!™ as 175 nations issue marching orders to single-use plastic. 
Pack your bags for good!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

climate action cartoon

Clear the air! It's the latest & most urgent call from the IPCC, as it releases its climate mitigation report. Deep cleanse and decarbonise, says WhatOnEarth!™. It's what the doctor ordered!

Tuesday, 05 April, 2022

renewable energy cartoon

As oil continues to roil in troubled waters, ‘Carpe Diem,’ says What On Earth!™ to Renewable Energy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

water conservation cartoons & comics

It’s ‘code red’, says What On Earth!™ on World Water Day, as groundwater reaches rock bottom. Stop the drain. Use, reuse and recharge! Because every drop matters.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022


Imagination is as powerful as the results it delivers. All things virtual need a reality check says What On Earth!™. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

international women's day cartoon

Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change events. They have to be at decision-making tables in equal strength if mitigation and adaptation strategies are to deliver. #BreakTheBias, says What On Earth!™ on International Women’s Day. Make space at all tables!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

ipcc cartoon

195 member countries approved the IPCC AR6. Amidst the pall of a raging war, it's a silver lining of collaboration over confrontation. But inaction and inequity may yet derail action. Prepare for turbulence says What On Earth!™ if we are to stay afloat and be resilient.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

traffic comic

What On Earth!™ blows the whistle on growing gridlocks. We need to pave the way for smoother, more efficient ways to travel every day. Our cities are choking. And so are we.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

air pollution cartoon and clean air comic

It’s off the radar again, but air quality continues to suffer across our towns and cities. What On Earth!™ reminds us once more that seasonal reactions will not clean the air. Individual, institutional, and regulatory action will.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

Ready for a Pulse Check? Superpowers come in all shapes and sizes. And pulses pack a mighty punch. They are our superheroes today on What On Earth!™. Here's to better health! For us and for the planet.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

wetlands comic

Back with the 2nd cartoon of the day, What On Earth!™ paints a picture of the state of many urban wetlands, on World Wetlands Day. It applauds the setting up of the Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM), and urges citizen and institutional collaboration to #ProtectAllWetlands

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

solar energy comic

More power to Solar! Giving a shot in the arm to domestic manufacturing, India’s Budget 2022 got some green expectations spot on. What On Earth!™ says, ‘may we have some more, please?’

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

climate change comic

On our 73rd Republic Day, What On Earth!™ proposes a climate preamble for India. Embracing the ideal and ideas ‘of the people, for the people, by the people,’ it urges respect, responsibility and action to safeguard our environment and every one of us.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

climate action cartoon

On the National Disaster Response Force raising day, What On Earth!™ is proud to be back to hail the world’s single largest force dedicated to disaster response. Kudos to all NDRF heroes who are saving lives. May your tribe increase! #NDRF #OurHeroes #ClimateAction #SaveLives

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

energy conservation cartoons & comics

On the heels of the National Energy Conservation Day, What On Earth!™ reminds us to be a smart power user on all days, not just one. Give your appliances, your bills, and the power grid a break!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

There are miles to go and our #EV-olution needs a kickstart! What weakest link in the supply chain can we strengthen?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

air pollution and clean air comics

On the eve of National Pollution Control Day, WhatOnEarth!™ looks to the fourth estate to amplify citizens’ need for safe, clean air every day of the year.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

air pollution comic

WhatOnEarth!™ is for citizen action against air pollution today and everyday! Every choice we make counts as #airquality continues to stay poor.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

air quality and pollution comic

Toxic foam in the Yamuna and poor air quality have become recurring problems during Delhi winters. WhatOnEarth!™ urges to create a democratic demand for a pollution free Delhi.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

global warming cartoons

WhatOnEarth!™ reminds all negotiators at Glasgow to join hands for climate adaptation grants or else the burden of growing loss and damage costs will overwhelm developing countries in their race to net-zero.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

climate change cartoon

At COP26 trust needs transparency and the delivery of substance, says What On Earth!™ Is $100 bn in climate finance enough? Let's reevaluate the real need. Assign responsibility. And track disbursement.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

Some sure shots from What On Earth!™ to make COP26 an innings of substance. #GoNegotiators #PlayFair #GoIndia #Let'sDoIt #PaleBlueDot

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

What On Earth!™ channels all our energies towards Glasgow, for COP26 to step up and exceed all expectations the planet's ~7.9 billion people and innumerable species have from it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

What On Earth!™ turns the spotlight on the farmers of Punjab as the paddy cycle nears harvest. We invoke a certain cult classic to tell their tale, but the words are straight from their hearts!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

Withhold nothing if you really want to change the picture. A thought for the day from What On Earth!™ as COP26 approaches.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

climate change cartoon

Winter is Coming...What On Earth!™ hopes the spotlight will be on better immunity and clean air

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

climate action cartoon and comic

With focus on climate action at the UNGA this week, What On Earth!™ urges countries to take responsibility for the past and step up to keep temperatures down!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

On the eve of the Ozone Day, What On Earth!™ salutes the countries behind the Montreal Protocol for showing how to build trust and get things done for the pale blue dot!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

On International Literacy Day, What On Earth!™ nudges all of us on this planet to keep learning.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

renewable energy comic

What are the pillars of a just #energytransition?

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

air pollution comic

This week we say What On Earth!™ to the trend of installing unproven tech like smog towers as a solution to air pollution. Our #PaleBlueDot is aghast, and so should we all be!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

energy conservation cartoon

The National Hydrogen Mission will aid India's double leapfrog to #cleanenergy & #energysecurity. But what will it take to get there?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

cartoons on environmental issues

Today on WhatOnEarth!™, the Inequitable Games of #ClimateAction continues.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

climate change comic

IPCC's 6th assessment report warns of intensifying effects of climate change. But what are we doing to save our #PaleBlueDot?

Monday, August 9, 2021

climate change cartoon

Canada, Turkey, Germany, India, China, Siberia, record-breaking heat waves, droughts, floods, landslides and forest fires, across 40 countries and counting. Extreme climate events are here! How are you helping our #PaleBlueDot cope?

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Spa Day after the National Energy Conservation Day

Starting with the World Nature Conservation Day, our #PaleBlueDot will visit you every Wednesday, and on some special days, with points and counterpoints on sustainability!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021