Today is is not just the first day of summer, it’s also
#ShowYourStripes Day on Twitter. We love these powerful visuals that convey the dramatic impact fossil fuel burning is having on our climate!
#ShowYourStripes campaign makes it clear – the world is rapidly warming and we need to act quickly to protect the places love. And despite the outrageous news that Trump’s EPA has finalized its plan to gut the first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants – the largest stationary source of climate pollution – we’re moving forward towards 100% clean energy by 2050.
The stripes set of visualisations is intended to highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The color of each stripe represents the temperature of a single year, ordered from the earliest available data at each location to now.
Climate scientist Ed Hawkins created “warming stripes” to visualize the warming our planet has been going through. These graphics were intentionally designed to be as simple as possible to share news about the effects of climate change.