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 warming. Terrifyingly so:

since 2000, heating of the planet has in fact continued at a rate equivalent to more than 250 billion 1KW household electric heaters. This is based upon evidence from thousands of automated ocean buoys that measure down to a depth of nearly 2km, combined with global satellite data measuring radiative energy entering and leaving the planet.
Recent research indicates the current slowing in the rate of surface warming is primarily caused by natural ocean variability linked to La Niña conditions affecting the Pacific.
During the 1980s and 1990s, heating from greenhouse gases warmed the upper layers of the ocean, which affected global surface temperatures. In the 2000s, changes in ocean circulation have caused this additional heat energy to affect deeper layers beneath the sea surface as demonstrated using a combination of simulations and observations. cares deeply about this topic. We’re proud to be an early adopter of Stripe (our credit card processor) Climate, joining over 25K small and large businesses. We contribute 1% to the Climate fund which uses that money to fund large-scale carbon removal.

To be clear, we contribute 1%, not you (although you are welcome to!). This contribution is not factored into our pricing and is automatically processed through Stripe.

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