Cool climate change infographics

Gemma Hume
August 23rd, 2013

We’re constantly trying to come up with ways of communicating the issue of climate change in a way that inspires people to take action.

Communications around the issue of climate change have begun more and more to deal with involving people because human stories make it more real and help forge deeper, more emotional connections.

But we’re also experimenting with infographics. Why?

They are attractive and fun to look at. They are insightful and make news look interesting. They help us understand information easily and quickly, and they help us remember things.

Here are some cool infographics that Practical Action have produced on climate change:

This first one has been a huge success and went viral after it was recommended by the data visualisation gurus at Information is Beautiful. It is an alternative tube map that highlights the impact climate change and rising sea levels could have on the London. The “London Underground Map 2100″ highlights those areas that could be underwater if no action on climate change is taken including Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, Embankment, Sloane Square and Canary Wharf.

Practical Action has released an alternative tube map that highlights the impact climate change and rising sea levels could have on London.

Practical Action has released an alternative tube map that highlights the impact climate change and rising sea levels could have on London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is a new one that Practical Action has launched to raise awareness that there are still 40 million people living in drought conditions in East Africa. They are the forgotten victims of drought.
The statistics in this infographic make for sobering reading. It not only brings home the reality of climate change but also the impact that it is having on poorest people in this world who are on the front line.

The forgotten victims of drought

What do you think about our infographics?

 

 

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