IAMA Professor of Climate Science who created the climate spiral and stripes graphics - AMA about science communication, global climate change, citizen science, and how you can help by showing your stripes tomorrow Friday 21 June!
Hi, I'm Professor Ed Hawkins from the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading in the UK, one of the top meteorology centres in the world, and I'm working on the best ways to demonstrate and communicate the effects of climate change to non-scientific audiences.
In May 2016 I created the climate spiral graphic showing increasing global average temperatures between 1850-2016, which went viral and was shared around the world, including being used as part of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony. In September 2018 I published a set of climate stripe graphics demonstrating the increase in global temperatures.
This Friday 21 June we're asking people to use our website to #ShowYourStripes - you can generate climate stripe graphics for almost every country on Earth, and even down to specific states within the USA, and share them with the hashtag #ShowYourStripes. You can also buy climate stripe products online with all profits going to charity.
AMA about science communication and public engagement, citizen science, and global climate change!