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16th Sep '16 9:42:28 AM DracMonster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Submerged}}'' takes place in a drowned city after climate change has flooded the world.
5th Sep '16 8:17:32 PM Premonition45
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** One of the episodes that deconstructs this Aesop is the one in which Homer has to take care of an endangered bug he found in the backyard that's going extinct naturally, due to the fact that it screams incessantly, will die without constant reassurance and is sexually attracted to fire ("Are you sure God doesn't want it to be dead?"). It makes the actual intriguing argument that humans ''preventing'' animals from going extinct naturally via natural selection can be just as disruptive as driving a species to extinction via hunting, pollution, or habitat loss. [[HalfwayPlotSwitch Then it naturally forgets about the message for the second half of the episode.]] Of course, given the minuscule likelihood of an inherently TooStupidToLive creature evolving, and the incredibly long timespan over which natural selection ''naturally'' occurs, it would just have turned into a BrokenAesop or SpaceWhaleAesop anyway.

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** One of the episodes that deconstructs this Aesop is the one in which "The Frying Game". Homer has to take care of an endangered bug he found in the backyard that's going extinct naturally, due to the fact that it screams incessantly, will die without constant reassurance and is sexually attracted to fire ("Are you sure God doesn't want it to be dead?"). It makes the actual intriguing argument that humans ''preventing'' animals from going extinct naturally via natural selection can be just as disruptive as driving a species to extinction via hunting, pollution, or habitat loss. [[HalfwayPlotSwitch Then it naturally forgets about the message for the second half of the episode.]] Of course, given the minuscule likelihood of an inherently TooStupidToLive creature evolving, and the incredibly long timespan over which natural selection ''naturally'' occurs, it would just have turned into a BrokenAesop or SpaceWhaleAesop anyway.
4th Sep '16 5:07:34 PM Drope
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** Done again in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixiesDoubleTrouble'' but to a lesser extent, with K. Rool messing with the lush, Canadian-inspired Northern Kremsphere.

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** Done again in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixiesDoubleTrouble'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' but to a lesser extent, with K. Rool messing with the lush, Canadian-inspired Northern Kremsphere.
4th Sep '16 5:05:46 PM Drope
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** Done again in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixiesDoubleTrouble'' but to a lesser extent, with K. Rool messing with the lush, Canadian-inspired Northern Kremsphere.
11th Aug '16 7:42:16 AM erforce
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%%* ''ToxicCrusaders''.

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%%* ''ToxicCrusaders''.''WesternAnimation/ToxicCrusaders''.
11th Aug '16 7:21:07 AM erforce
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* Occurs sometimes in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. There's the episodes with Plucky's SecretIdentity "The Toxic Revenger" (a ToxicAvenger parody), and there's a whole show dedicated to pollution and how to deal with it. There's also 2 episodes that deal with the evil Gotcha Grabmore, who makes coats and beauty products out of live animals.

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* Occurs sometimes in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. There's the episodes with Plucky's SecretIdentity "The Toxic Revenger" (a ToxicAvenger [[Film/TheToxicAvenger Toxic Avenger]] parody), and there's a whole show dedicated to pollution and how to deal with it. There's also 2 episodes that deal with the evil Gotcha Grabmore, who makes coats and beauty products out of live animals.
10th Aug '16 2:47:55 AM Darth_Biomech
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* ''Series/TerraNova'' is heavily {{Anvilicious}} with this. Earth is so polluted that you need to use gas mask to breathe, CorruptCorporateExecutive have no problems with using ''nuclear devices'' to clear out part of the continent for subsequent strip-mining and kills creatures without any reason, and main heroes settlement is so careful about their environmental impact, that they don't use lethal weaponry, even in situation where their life is ''in danger from a local wildlife''.
1st Aug '16 6:43:55 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', "I Want to Recycle" has one about recycling and about not wasting things in general.
27th Jul '16 5:12:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' where the problems are solved by going on frequent and [[MoonLogicPuzzle dubiously necessary]] road trips to various tourist destinations and a SpaceWhaleAesop since the reason given for loving the Earth and not cutting down trees is so bigfoots can flourish. Considering the bigfoot they spend the game chasing reacts by saying he's headed to Vegas if the "weird tree crap hasn't ruined it", it's pretty assuredly a SpoofAesop.
* Pretty-much the entire point of ''FateOfTheWorld'' is to deliver one and give the player an idea of [[NintendoHard just how difficult a task]] fixing climate change really is.
* A fairly subtle one occurs in ''MajinAndTheForsakenKingdom''. There are a few offhand comments from animals about the old kingdom cutting down forests, etc. Then in one of the Majin's recovered memory flashbacks, it's mentioned that the evil [[TheCorruption Darkness]] that destroyed the old kingdom was [[spoiler: a waste product produced by their technology, which they had been dumping into the earth for years]]. This also makes it a SpaceWhaleAesop. Thankfully the game isn't [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] about it.

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* ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' where the problems are solved by going on frequent and [[MoonLogicPuzzle dubiously necessary]] road trips to various tourist destinations and a SpaceWhaleAesop since the reason given for loving the Earth and not cutting down trees is so bigfoots can flourish. Considering the bigfoot they spend the game chasing reacts by saying he's headed to Vegas if the "weird tree crap hasn't ruined it", it's pretty assuredly a SpoofAesop.
* Pretty-much the entire point of ''FateOfTheWorld'' ''VideoGame/FateOfTheWorld'' is to deliver one and give the player an idea of [[NintendoHard just how difficult a task]] fixing climate change really is.
* A fairly subtle one occurs in ''MajinAndTheForsakenKingdom''.''VideoGame/MajinAndTheForsakenKingdom''. There are a few offhand comments from animals about the old kingdom cutting down forests, etc. Then in one of the Majin's recovered memory flashbacks, it's mentioned that the evil [[TheCorruption Darkness]] that destroyed the old kingdom was [[spoiler: a waste product produced by their technology, which they had been dumping into the earth for years]]. This also makes it a SpaceWhaleAesop. Thankfully the game isn't [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] about it.
24th Jul '16 10:07:11 PM Discar
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* A minor plot point in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. The Alethi have been hunting the chasmfiends for the past six years and harvesting their valuable GemHearts. Shallan Davar finally realizes that if they keep this up, they'll kill off all the chasmfiends.

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* A minor plot point in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. The Alethi have been hunting the chasmfiends for the past six years and harvesting their valuable GemHearts. gemhearts. Shallan Davar finally realizes that if they keep this up, they'll kill off all the chasmfiends.chasmfiends.
-->'''Adolin:''' Greatshell hunts have been going on for generations, though.\\
'''Shallan:''' You're not just hunting them, you're ''harvesting'' them, systematically killing off their juvenile population.
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