Since pandemics and climate change are two of the issues we tackle here at the Skoll Global Threats Fund, I found this cartoon, received via a Center for American Progress email, appropriate. It begs a fairly sad question. We succeeded in eliminating smallpox, a horrible disease which killed hundreds of millions of people – from pharaohs to kings to commoners – since ancient times. Yet we can’t solve air pollution and climate change, problems we’ve created ourselves since the industrial revolution? Ironic….