Climate Stripes

Admit it. It’s fun to laugh at global warming deniers. Until you realize that they’re serious. Design can be many things, but the thing at which it succeeds best is education. Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) has created a graphic entitled “Climate Stripes” which make an eloquent, and damning point. The Earth is indeed …

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LOOKING good can be bad for the planet. Massive amounts of energy, water and other resources are needed to make clothes. From the pesticides poured on cotton fields to the washes in which denim is dunked, making 1kg of fabric generates 23kg of greenhouse gases on average, reckons McKinsey, a consultancy. Because consumers keep almost every type of apparel only half as long as they did 15 years ago, these inputs go to faster than ever before. More than half of the fastest-fashion items made are chucked away within a year of production. But such rampant retail therapy costs the earth.https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2017/04/11/the-environmental-costs-of-creating-clothes?utm_medium=cpc.adword.pd&utm_source=google&ppccampaignID=17210591673&ppcadID=&utm_campaign=a.22brand_pmax&utm_content=conversion.direct-response.anonymous&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxuCnBhDLARIsAB-cq1oYxEVo5hCbcyps9SNVNujmZqgcSOe79OTnwTlN9HilD6gSLaMpR6waApeeEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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