The 2013 UCS Editorial Cartoon Contest is your chance to vote for the best cartoons as we take a look back through time at some of the great cartoons from the past seven competitions. We’ve chosen 12 all-star cartoons that stand out in their ability to poke fun at the not-so-humorous challenges to the complex relationship between science and democracy. Which one is your favorite? Your choice will decide the cover of next year’s UCS 2014 Editorial Cartoon Calendar.
The cartoons cover a number of topics that are critical to the role of science in policy making, including the general state of public dialogue, corporate interference in science, attacks on the scientific regulatory system, barriers to the responsible use of science in policy making, the interaction of communications and social media with science, attacks on scientists, and the defense of science.