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25th May '17 5:14:01 AM fruitstripegum
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* Several episodes of the original (1973-1974) ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' had environmentalist themes, including "Dr. Pelagian's War", "Too Hot To Handle" and "The Watermen". Granted this was during the energy crisis of the 1970s and environmentalism had just started to take place, it could count as a [[TropeMaker]].

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* Several episodes of the original (1973-1974) ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' had environmentalist themes, including "Dr. Pelagian's War", "Too Hot To Handle" and "The Watermen". Granted this was during the energy crisis of the 1970s and environmentalism had just started to take place, it could count as a [[TropeMaker]].TropeMaker.





24th May '17 4:55:46 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* This ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WPteMFkI2k commercial]], which is about keeping the world clean and not littering.
24th May '17 7:20:10 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': AnAesop of the book is that humanity needs to learn to live in [[InHarmonyWithNature harmony with nature]] or nature will find a way to destroy us.
23rd May '17 2:06:29 AM endplanets1
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* The 13 episode long and barely remembered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Adventures_of_Speed_Racer The New Adventures of Speed Racer]] had a strong environmental theme. Speed Racer could travel between the present and a horrible, polluted future full of mutants, purchasable clean air, and desolate wastelands that are considered a death sentence to enter. Eventually Speed Racer figures out the one event in the present that would cause the polluted future and stops it.
19th May '17 9:27:28 AM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': AnAesop of the book is that humanity needs to learn to live in [[InHarmonyWithNature harmony with nature]] or nature will find a way to destroy us.
5th May '17 10:14:58 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Played for laughs more than once.
** During humanity's first exploration and exploitation of the Sol system, nobody bothered with any environmental concerns--after all, everything is in space, so what's the harm? Then miners accidentally destroyed Io, one of Jupiter's largest moons, and people started insisted that there be a little more paperwork.
** When the Toughs are captured by a UNS [[TheBattlestar battleplate]], the Toughs' demolitionist detonates all his antimatter-doped explosives at once, which the battleplate AI is barely able to redirect out of the ship. While the admiral is freaking out, the AI idly notes that they'll have to file an environmental impact report.
2nd May '17 6:03:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Ironically, Michael Crichton, who wrote the original novel of ''The Andromeda Strain'' was a noted ''anti''-environmentalist.
29th Apr '17 6:29:17 PM nombretomado
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** For those who haven't heard of the aforementioned old-school series, ''TokyoMewMew'' works just as well as "''Captain Planet'' with magical girls". The Heart girl is the leader and Fire is swapped out for Light, but still.

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** For those who haven't heard of the aforementioned old-school series, ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' works just as well as "''Captain Planet'' with magical girls". The Heart girl is the leader and Fire is swapped out for Light, but still.
16th Mar '17 9:45:01 PM NegiSpongie
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* In the ''Fanfic/TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' episode "Polluted Friendship", an oil spill is coming toward Bikini Bottom and is treated like a drug among Buster's schoolmates who try to pressure him into trying some. A subplot features Tammy trying to organize a petition to stop oil spills from occurring.
5th Mar '17 3:10:12 PM ElSquibbonator
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Any story with AnAesop with an environmental message which warns that unchecked pollution will either [[GaiasLament destroy the Earth]] or incur [[GaiasVengeance Mother Nature's wrath]]. Sometimes the message may incorporate ScienceIsBad as well, though it is becoming more common to feature [[ScienceHero good scientists]] who encourage green technology and environmentally friendly lifestyles. The villains may work for ToxicInc. Can be done with subtlety or [[{{Anvilicious}} done blatantly]].

This was especially common in many kids' cartoons in the 70's, 80's and early 90's with an integral lesson and is becoming more common in many other fictional works nowadays given recent concerns and controversies on environmental issues. Older examples tend to focus on pollution, newer ones on global warming, as the particular nature of society's environmental fears changes.

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Any story with AnAesop with an environmental message which warns that unchecked pollution will either [[GaiasLament destroy the Earth]] or incur [[GaiasVengeance Mother Nature's wrath]]. Sometimes the message may incorporate ScienceIsBad as well, though it is becoming more common to feature [[ScienceHero good scientists]] who encourage green technology and environmentally friendly lifestyles. The villains may work for ToxicInc. Can be done with subtlety or [[{{Anvilicious}} done blatantly]].

This was especially common in many kids' cartoons in the 70's, 80's 70's and early 90's with an integral lesson later in the 90's, and is they are becoming more common today in many other fictional works nowadays given recent concerns and controversies on environmental issues. Older examples tend tended to focus on pollution, newer ones on global warming, as the particular nature of society's environmental fears changes.
changes. In any case, however, the antagonists of the story will likely be [[EvilPoacher Evil Poachers]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] (who likely work for ToxicInc), or just ObviouslyEvil supervillains who pollute the earth ForTheEvulz. More subtle and nuanced Green Aesops also exist, however, as many of the examples seen below indicate.



See NatureIsNotNice, what nature exactly is. Contrast with InHarmonyWithNature.

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See NatureIsNotNice, what nature exactly is. Contrast Compare with InHarmonyWithNature.
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